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JohnInSJ
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join:2003-09-22
Aptos, CA
reply to jj28west4

Re: [Caps] Extreme 105 vs 250 Cap Residential in 2011

There is no one you can contact. You can keep that service which is capped, or you can spend a significant amount more for a business class service that is max half that (I do not believe there is yet a 105 business class tier) but that would support many TB of data a month.

Comcast is unlikely to pre-announce when they will raise the cap. Hopefully they will actually announce if/when they raise the cap.

And yes, I am in agreement with most everyone here that above 22/4, the cap limits the value of the speed. At 12-22mbit speeds its still fairly useful to be faster even if there is an overall limit.

Disclaimer: I am on business 12/2 - and even there rarely exceed 250GB. My link is 93.5% idle.
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noisefloor

join:2010-05-09
said by JohnInSJ:

There is no one you can contact. You can keep that service which is capped, or you can spend a significant amount more for a business class service that is max half that (I do not believe there is yet a 105 business class tier) but that would support many TB of data a month.

Yes, comcast offers 100Mb packages for business in more than few markets now. We offer 100/15 biz which is provisioned for 105/15 in reality. He's right on his quote it's around 369 bucks a month.


nlew

@comcast.net
Rather than purchase 100Mb business lines (at $369!!), why not have a standard 12/2 biz line for downloads and unlimited caps, and a 100Mb residential connection for surfing and other speed dependent applications.

Total price is less than a dedicated 100Mb business line.

Does comcast allow both a residential and business line to be installed at the same residence?


JohnInSJ
Premium
join:2003-09-22
Aptos, CA
reply to noisefloor
said by noisefloor:

Yes, comcast offers 100Mb packages for business in more than few markets now. We offer 100/15 biz which is provisioned for 105/15 in reality. He's right on his quote it's around 369 bucks a month.

Good to know - it's not listed on their business internet pages (yet)
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My place : »www.schettino.us


manbeard
Premium
join:2010-03-01
Indianapolis, IN
reply to nlew
said by nlew :

Rather than purchase 100Mb business lines (at $369!!), why not have a standard 12/2 biz line for downloads and unlimited caps, and a 100Mb residential connection for surfing and other speed dependent applications.

That doesn't really work out... Surfing and gaming doesn't really need a LOT of speed, 12 mbps is more than adequate for surfing and gaming, the speed is needed for downloading. Other than loading game content, your xbox/ps3/pc isn't going to use much when playing a game, at least not enough to warrant over a 12 mbps connection. However, when you're grabbing 1.5-15gb video files, that's another story.

That's really my gripe with the cap on the high-end packages like E50/105, no point in having that capability if you're just going to blow through that cap in a fraction of the time and business class prices are just too high to justify for the advanced consumer who happens to be ahead of the curve and uses their connection for all that streaming/downloading we'll all started doing (netflix, hulu, vudu, google tv, itunes...). A lot of people have already cut the landline cord and the process is already underway to cut the video cord as well. That's why there's all these battles going on, including Netflix & Level3 vs Comcast over network access. It's definitely getting interesting out there.


JohnInSJ
Premium
join:2003-09-22
Aptos, CA
said by manbeard:

the advanced consumer who happens to be ahead of the curve and uses their connection for all that streaming/downloading we'll all started doing (netflix, hulu, vudu, google tv, itunes...).

Well, we've gone around this block several times as well. You can stream 5 hours of HD material a day and stay under the cap. You could argue more than that is still very atypical for the average user. And when it actually does become the average user, the cap will move up (and/or prices will change, or tiered plans will arrive, or the apocalypse will happen.)

Currently Comcast packages/prices on the residential side are all about speed, while on the Business side the significant LEAPs in cost as you move up speed tiers reflect the priced-in expectation of much higher usage associated with the higher speeds. Hence the $300/mo additional cost for 100Mb vs 12 Mb business class. If it were residential, it would cost 2x as much as 12mb, not 5X as much.
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My place : »www.schettino.us


manbeard
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join:2010-03-01
Indianapolis, IN
We need a cool name for the impending bandwidth apocalypse like Snowpocalypse or Snowmageddon.


NormanS
I gave her time to steal my mind away
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join:2001-02-14
San Jose, CA
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said by manbeard:

We need a cool name for the impending bandwidth apocalypse like Snowpocalypse or Snowmageddon.

What's wrong with, "exaflood"?
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Norman
~Oh Lord, why have you come
~To Konnyu, with the Lion and the Drum


manbeard
Premium
join:2010-03-01
Indianapolis, IN
said by NormanS:

What's wrong with, "exaflood"?

It lacks gusto... pizazz... you know, that unique punch that haunts every man, woman and child.


HTG

@comcast.net
Agree w/ manbeard... It lacks a certain "visceral" quality