Latest info on this in today's "cable news snapshot" on the Light Reading Cable site:Comcast Won't Cap Xbox 360 Streaming
Light Reading Cable - March 26, 2012
"Video-on-demand (VoD) content streamed to the Microsoft Corp. Xbox 360 won't count against Comcast Corp.'s monthly 250GB broadband usage caps, the MSO revealed in new FAQ (»xbox.comcast.net/faqs.html
). It is getting ready to launch its Xfinity TV app on the popular gaming console in the next week or so, according to Engadget. Comcast's reasoning: The MSO is piping VoD to the console using its private IP network and not the public Internet. The MSO's XfinityTV.com site and Xfinity TV app for devices such as the iPad are streamed via the public Internet, so usage for those does count toward the bandwidth cap.
To be eligible for the Xbox 360 app, Comcast customers must subscribe to the MSO's Internet and digital video service, take Microsoft's Xbox Gold Live package and have a cable box or CableCARD-enabled retail device connected to at least one TV in the house. Comcast won't let customers access Xfinity TV on the Xbox 360 from another Internet provider, but says it's working on a way to allow that. Comcast's FAQ adds that it "will evaluate" whether to add linear channels and transactional VoD titles (Verizon Communications Inc., for example, offers a subset of live channels via the Xbox 360)."