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davidhoffman
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Re: Excellent news

Lets say you want 100 liters of juice transferred from London, England to New York City. In 1960 I could ship it by propeller driven DC-6 and get it to you in say 12 hours. That was the DOCSIS 2.0 speed. In 1970 I could ship that same 100 liters of juice by turbofan 707-320 in say 6 hours. That was the DOCSIS 3.0 speed. I did not agree to give you more juice (GB of data) for the same price, just to get the amount you bought to you faster. Comcast is giving you the same amount of data transfer (250GB of juice) but at a faster rate. Comcast is setting up their network at this time to handle faster shipments of the same amount of data. When they are all done with all of the upgrades related to the DOCSIS 3.0 upgrade, I bet they will increase the cap for the same inflation adjusted price, because then all their customers can use the same Terms of Service, because all their customers will be DOCSIS 3.0. You will get more juice for the same inflation adjusted price. And you will get it at a faster rate than before. To the marketing and legal guys this would be the way to go. Big splashy ad campaign about the increase in the data rate and the cap with a single legal change to the TOS.


88615298
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said by davidhoffman:

Lets say you want 100 liters of juice transferred from London, England to New York City. In 1960 I could ship it by propeller driven DC-6 and get it to you in say 12 hours. That was the DOCSIS 2.0 speed. In 1970 I could ship that same 100 liters of juice by turbofan 707-320 in say 6 hours. That was the DOCSIS 3.0 speed. I did not agree to give you more juice (GB of data) for the same price, just to get the amount you bought to you faster. Comcast is giving you the same amount of data transfer (250GB of juice) but at a faster rate.
Actually Comast used to give customers an UNLIMITED amount of juice until 18 months ago.