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sturmvogel
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reply to C_Chipperson

Re: The real reason for the cap ~by IPPlanMan~

said by C_Chipperson:

We regularly watch movies/tv shows through Netflix streaming on our Xbox 360. I've never broken 40GB/month. Comcast seems to be more than happy to deliver the service to us!

On the other hand, If I was unemployed and had nothing to do but watch streaming video 24/7 then I would be upset about the cap.
You do not have to be watching 24/7 to run afoul of the 250 GB cap, actually using the connection only less than 3 hrs/day would be enough. However, your negative connotation that only unemployed watching 24/7 would run afoul of the cap is noted.
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IPPlanMan
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I agree with Sturm. You do not need to be unemployed to run afoul of your cap... Maybe you have multiple housemates... Maybe they like using the internet too. Keeping track of their usage with all the different meters on the computers is burdensome... but hey, I can understand why Comcast likes it that way... They don't want us actually using the internet anyway.
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C_Chipperson
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reply to sturmvogel
said by sturmvogel:

said by C_Chipperson:

We regularly watch movies/tv shows through Netflix streaming on our Xbox 360. I've never broken 40GB/month. Comcast seems to be more than happy to deliver the service to us!

On the other hand, If I was unemployed and had nothing to do but watch streaming video 24/7 then I would be upset about the cap.
You do not have to be watching 24/7 to run afoul of the 250 GB cap, actually using the connection only less than 3 hrs/day would be enough. However, your negative connotation that only unemployed watching 24/7 would run afoul of the cap is noted.
I was replying to IPPlanMan's theory that Comcast implemented the cap to curb 3rd party video streaming. Your irrelevent retort is noted.