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IPPlanMan
Holy Cable Modem Batman

join:2000-09-20
Washington, DC
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Comcast is protecting its turf...

Comcast wants TV to remain TV.
They want you to watch TV on TV and have a predefined amount of Internet for other uses. (250 GB)

However, it's clear that the market is moving in the direction of TV being just like any other kind of Data. That's scares the crap out of Comcast, because it will undermine its entire business model. Again, the cap has nothing to do with preventing network congestion. There's already a system in place to do that in real time.

Comcast has tried to carve out a protected niche here where they argue that they have a private network going to an Xbox. Furthermore, they claim that a data cap enacted nearly 4 years ago is still adequate. What a crock.
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