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solidwing

join:2005-10-04
Jersey City, NJ

Would I get the call If...

I was just wondering, and I don't know if theres a way anyone on here could know really, but if I went over a months usage and my usage for a certain month was like 259 gb..do you think I'd get the call?



Tordek
Make the outages go away
Premium
join:2009-09-07
Great White
kudos:2

»Went over 250GB Limit by 23GB!
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"Tag em' all and let the service techs figure it out"



beachintech
There's sand in my tool bag
Premium
join:2008-01-06
kudos:5
reply to solidwing

No



Dspairl
Premium
join:2004-06-09
Norwich, CT
reply to solidwing

No you're fine



rwong48

join:2002-11-10
San Jose, CA
reply to solidwing

I hit 25_ GB the past few months, after doing >500 and >300 and got nothing

Switching to business class anyways, then I can just plow over and hit the 700s!



heat84
Bit Torrent Apologist

join:2004-03-11
Fort Lauderdale, FL

1 edit
reply to solidwing

500GB here I come! Does anybody know what the record is for most consecutive months going over the cap? It'll be 11 months(since DOC SIS 3.0) after August for me. And considering over 90% of it is upload probably makes it more impressive. Anybody can download 500GB.
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Bit Torrent is my DVR.


EG
The wings of love
Premium
join:2006-11-18
Union, NJ
kudos:9

Knock yerself out !



Dspairl
Premium
join:2004-06-09
Norwich, CT

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1 recommendation

reply to solidwing

Oh I can't wait for him to get his disconnect notice, i'm sorry but who broadcasts that they're dbl the cap. I don't know maybe Chris or George might see this and give him a lump of coal in an early xmas stocking


Kearnstd
Space Elf
Premium
join:2002-01-22
Mullica Hill, NJ
kudos:1
reply to solidwing

seems to me enforcement is dynamic. in the burbs it took someone moving 1TB a month for three months to even get a warning. but they drop the banhammer on someone in the city for one month of doing 500gb.

my guess is the system or the watchers does it based on node. if your node has minimal traffic other than you, odds are they wont care. if they get constant service calls about speed from your node my guess is they will review usage.
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[65 Arcanist]Filan(High Elf) Zone: Broadband Reports



heat84
Bit Torrent Apologist

join:2004-03-11
Fort Lauderdale, FL
reply to solidwing

How would they even track me down? BBR won't give them my IP address. Will they? They could read my posts and narrow my location down based on location details I've left.
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Bit Torrent is my DVR.


neil0311

join:2005-07-24
Marietta, GA
reply to Kearnstd

said by Kearnstd:

seems to me enforcement is dynamic.
Comcast has already said that it is, and that you have to exceed the 250GB cap AND be one of the heaviest users on their network. I would assume that provides some flexibility and discretion.


Dspairl
Premium
join:2004-06-09
Norwich, CT
reply to heat84

said by heat84:

How would they even track me down? BBR won't give them my IP address. Will they? They could read my posts and narrow my location down based on location details I've left.
I can't tell you, I guess you will have to figure that one out yourself. In no way do I personally care if you use 500gb a month, I just don't think people should be broadcasting it all over the place.


beachintech
There's sand in my tool bag
Premium
join:2008-01-06
kudos:5
reply to heat84

said by heat84:

How would they even track me down? BBR won't give them my IP address. Will they? They could read my posts and narrow my location down based on location details I've left.
Given a subpoena, you never know.
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Tech at the Beach.
I speak for myself, not my employer.


NathanO

join:2008-08-21
Moorestown, NJ
reply to solidwing

Now what about if you already got the call, were under 250gb for 3-4months, then did ~265gb?

Thoughts?



Johkal
Cool Cat
Premium,MVM
join:2002-11-13
Happy Valley
kudos:10

I would guess that once you are in Comcast's system as an abuser, you will be monitored.
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In God we trust; all others bring data!



heat84
Bit Torrent Apologist

join:2004-03-11
Fort Lauderdale, FL

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reply to Dspairl

That's partially why do it. To mock the paranoia around here. Is there a documented case of someone here posting about doing something illegal in regards to their ISP or cable company or like in my case, violating the TOS, and getting caught?

Also, since the first time is only a warning, there's nothing to worry about until that happens since it is only a warning. But nate1234's question does worry me.
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Bit Torrent is my DVR.



beachintech
There's sand in my tool bag
Premium
join:2008-01-06
kudos:5

My guess is Johkals post is fairly accurate.



Tordek
Make the outages go away
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join:2009-09-07
Great White
kudos:2
reply to solidwing

what BW monitor is that?


Kearnstd
Space Elf
Premium
join:2002-01-22
Mullica Hill, NJ
kudos:1

Looks like Netmeter
»www.metal-machine.de/readerror/

However if you own multiple computers you will need to measure at the router with something like DD-WRT or one of the others unless your router has a meter built in.

Some areas also have a meter on your Primary Comcast.net Login.
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[65 Arcanist]Filan(High Elf) Zone: Broadband Reports


noisefloor

join:2010-05-09
reply to beachintech

I so miss my time testing 100/15 business last year...


klawdek

join:2010-05-16
Chicago, IL
reply to solidwing

Does it matter what time of day you do your downloading? I can do most of mine in off peak hours after 10pm and before 6am. Would that make any difference.


nysports4evr
Premium
join:2010-01-23
kudos:1

I don't believe that's taken into account.


klawdek

join:2010-05-16
Chicago, IL

That is odd. I know time of day usually counts when they throttle, you would think it would make a difference with the caps. I mean the system costs as much to them whether it is being used to full capacity of half right?



Tordek
Make the outages go away
Premium
join:2009-09-07
Great White
kudos:2

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said by klawdek:

That is odd. I know time of day usually counts when they throttle, you would think it would make a difference with the caps. I mean the system costs as much to them whether it is being used to full capacity of half right?
Nope Time of day has absolutly no bearing on the BE/BPE systems.

(Short of saying that you are more likely to be to dawg during the day when people are in work/school)

BE/BPE operates on whomever is saturating the segment for an extended period of time, will be put into a BE status (best effort) in other words a reduced QoS until such a time that the segment is cleared.

There are actual numbers for when it starts/stops. I would suggest reading the Network Management briefing from Comcast.

»networkmanagement.comcast.net/
»New Comcast Throttling System 100% Online
»Comcast/Sandvine Traffic Managment System Evolves
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If Tier II had there way.... a full node outage would be 3 people....


fatness
subtle
Premium,ex-mod 01-13
join:2000-11-17
fishing
kudos:14
reply to beachintech

said by beachintech:

said by heat84:

How would they even track me down? BBR won't give them my IP address. Will they? They could read my posts and narrow my location down based on location details I've left.
Given a subpoena, you never know.
That is the only way --- with a subpoena. And to the best of my memory on the site there has never been one received that involved identifying a member here for a provider's TOS reason.

At least 2 members of this site (perhaps more) have been identified by their providers based on their posts in public forums or direct forums here. That is why some members make a second account for use only in the direct forums -- to avoid any connection between their main identity on the site and any account information they discuss in the direct forum.

Offered just as general information.
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I don't have a problem!

klawdek

join:2010-05-16
Chicago, IL
reply to Tordek

OK I did not put that correctly.

I was thinking in terms of the fact that during off peak hours you are not as likely to be throttled. While it could seem like it, it is not based on time but on current network load.


CT3s

join:2009-10-05
Barrington, IL

EVERY month I have made sure I didn't go over. One, month I ended up going on a binge and wiped several of my desktops and had to re-download everything. My total data transfer for that month was 256. I got the call.

It was gay.

On a side note I am an employee, so they probably watch us like hawks.



heat84
Bit Torrent Apologist

join:2004-03-11
Fort Lauderdale, FL
reply to Tordek

said by Tordek:

what BW monitor is that?
NetMeter
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Bit Torrent is my DVR.


heat84
Bit Torrent Apologist

join:2004-03-11
Fort Lauderdale, FL

1 edit
reply to CT3s

said by CT3s:

On a side note I am an employee, so they probably watch us like hawks.
What do you mean? You get everything free so they probably don't care about your bandwidth usage.

Did these people who are worried about going over the cap by a few GB just move here from Australia or somewhere else where they have crazy cap overage fees?

BTW, I'm on pace for 830GB this month.
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Bit Torrent is my DVR.