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joetaxpayer
I'M Here Till Thursday

join:2001-09-07
Sudbury, MA

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[BW Meter] The Meter is Gone?

I was about to pay my current bill on line, and where there's usually the link to the Meter, is just a note to check my user info/phone. No meter.
Have they temporarily removed access?


ExoticFish

join:2008-08-31
Stuarts Draft, VA

Re: [BW Meter] THe Meter is Gone?

Mine's still showing up.
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tshirt
Premium,MVM
join:2004-07-11
Snohomish, WA
kudos:4
reply to joetaxpayer

It's working here, but maybe a little slow to appear?



joetaxpayer
I'M Here Till Thursday

join:2001-09-07
Sudbury, MA

Nevermind. Sorry. It's back. Same exact bookmark to get me in. Not showing when I wrote. It's there now. Strange, but no big deal.


Oedipus

join:2005-05-09
kudos:1
reply to joetaxpayer

Re: [BW Meter] The Meter is Gone?

There's a meter? I guess I never paid attention.



joetaxpayer
I'M Here Till Thursday

join:2001-09-07
Sudbury, MA

LOL. When the shutoffs started, I was anxious to see the meter. When I peaked at 60GB/mo when I used Netflix streaming, I realized it was a big deal about nothing. Now I just peek at it when going to pay the bills.


av9116

join:2001-12-17
South San Francisco, CA
reply to joetaxpayer

I haven't been able to see my meter for weeks now, if not, over a month. Chatted with customer service and said they're doing "maintenance" and any data used during this time will not be charged against your usage.



signmeuptoo
Bless you Howie
Premium
join:2001-11-22
NanoParticle
kudos:5
reply to joetaxpayer

My meter is showing, and it says the cap is 250. I am at 115 right now. I thought they were removing the cap or increasing it?



telcodad

join:2011-09-16
Lincroft, NJ
kudos:5

said by signmeuptoo:

My meter is showing, and it says the cap is 250. I am at 115 right now. I thought they were removing the cap or increasing it?

As it says on the FAQs page (»customer.comcast.com/help-and-su···ive-use/) on Comcast's current suspension of their Monthly Data Cap, the data usage meter will remain accessible, but you can ignore the 250GB cap that is indicated:

Q. Does this mean you're going to stop cutting people off who exceed your cap?
A.
Effective immediately, we are suspending enforcement of our current data usage cap and we will launch trials of new data usage approaches, although we will continue to contact the very small number of excessive users about their usage, which can be indicative of security or related issues.

Q. Will you continue to offer access to the data usage meter?
A.
Yes.The Data Usage Meter is an easy and quick way for customers to track their Internet data usage. The primary account holder can find it by signing onto Comcast.net and logging into My Account. Then click on Users and Settings, look in the My Devices section (located toward the upper right hand of the screen), and click on View Details. From there, you can view your Data Usage Meter details page that shows your monthly data usage. We're working on ways to make the Data Usage Meter even easier to find and track.


chong67

join:2001-11-18
Jonesboro, GA
reply to joetaxpayer

Is something wrong with Comcast meter this month?

It is off my 50 GB.

Yeah .. free play. Time to download as much as you can. 5 more days b4 the end of the month.

Expand your moderator at work

keenan424

join:2003-01-13
Santa Rosa, CA
reply to joetaxpayer

Re: [BW Meter] The Meter is Gone?

My meter has been gone for about a week now.


ExoticFish

join:2008-08-31
Stuarts Draft, VA

Probably an account issue. It may reappear but I can tell you this... Just because it's not showing up suddenly doesn't mean you have a free for all.
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»www.VAJeeps.com


Oedipus

join:2005-05-09
kudos:1

said by ExoticFish:

Probably an account issue. It may reappear but I can tell you this... Just because it's not showing up suddenly doesn't mean you have a free for all.

No, but this

»[BW Meter] Comcast to Replace Usage Cap

means we have a free for all.

ExoticFish

join:2008-08-31
Stuarts Draft, VA

Uh, no it doesn't.


Oedipus

join:2005-05-09
kudos:1

Uh, yes it does.


ExoticFish

join:2008-08-31
Stuarts Draft, VA

Think that if you want but no where has it been stated that from testing on our bandwidth is "unlimited" while testing is done.
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SHoTTa35

@optonline.net

On the Comcast blog it says you can ignore the limit while this testing is being done. They will however contact a few etreme cases (probably people downloading 2TB or more a month). They will no longer kick you off the network as well, effective immediately. It says all that. So if you downloaded 400GB next month I doubt Comcast would say a thing to you about it.

I don't have a cap on my ISP and I watch all my shows online streaming or downloads (iTunes/Amazon, etc) and even now my DD-WRT enabled router is saying i've used about 180GB for the month. Hell today alone I did 20GB (holiday weekend) but even i still think 400GB a month is a lot. I have a 50Mbps connection and there was 1 month I did use 600GB but that was a ton of data transfer between my "server" and the cloud + a backup at my friends house. The month after he was uploading a good 100GB to my system while he upgraded his server as well. Normally though i'd say 250-300GB is heavy use!


iansltx

join:2007-02-19
Austin, TX
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Reviews:
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As would I. However I think my external HDD is *finally* uploaded to Backblaze, now that the cap is not enforced...so my usage for this month sits at 750GB on my 50/15 Comcast connection.

That's the most that connection has ever seen, or will ever see while I'm using it...since in August I'm heading to a non-Comcast city and I don't plan on doing any ridiculous downloads/uploads between now and then

But yeah, I put the "we aren't capping right now" to good use.


ExoticFish

join:2008-08-31
Stuarts Draft, VA
reply to SHoTTa35

Right.. But they've really contradicted themselves when it comes down to it. They state that it won't be enforced during the trial but they will be contacting high bandwidth users still.
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Tabbycatweee

@comcast.net
reply to joetaxpayer

said by joetaxpayer:

I was about to pay my current bill on line, and where there's usually the link to the Meter, is just a note to check my user info/phone. No meter.
Have they temporarily removed access?

Who cares? Why are you even interested in the meter if there is no longer a byte cap?


Tabbycatweee

@comcast.net
reply to ExoticFish

said by ExoticFish:

Right.. But they've really contradicted themselves when it comes down to it. They state that it won't be enforced during the trial but they will be contacting high bandwidth users still.

How can they contradict themselves if they said its what they are going to do. There's no 250gb cap anymore. For awhile they will try some new stuff but none of it will result in people getting the boot. And maybe they call a few heavy folks but it has no effect or consequence whatsoever. So who honestly cares. There must be more interesting stuff going on?


joetaxpayer
I'M Here Till Thursday

join:2001-09-07
Sudbury, MA
reply to Tabbycatweee

said by Tabbycatweee :

Who cares? Why are you even interested in the meter if there is no longer a byte cap?

There is still a cap. And there will be charges for the overage. I just don't care a lot. Enough to peek at it when I pay my bill, that was all. If a neighbor hacks into my network, and is sucking down my usage, the occasional peek would help warn me. If I have a virus the usage would also help me know if my computer is sending crap in and out. It's just a data point. 40-50GB consistent use is a data point, that's all.

ExoticFish

join:2008-08-31
Stuarts Draft, VA
reply to Tabbycatweee

There's still a cap. Sheesh
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Oedipus

join:2005-05-09
kudos:1

If they're not enforcing it right now, there is effectively no cap. As for the "we'll be calling the extreme users, still" claim, I'll believe that when I see it.



SpottedCat

join:2004-06-27
Miami, FL
reply to ExoticFish

This is kind of like the water company saying they're not going to bill you for each gallon anymore, but will still contact people who have a burst pipe in their yard spewing water up in the air.

They're not going to nitpick about a paltry 250GB anymore but if someone's pwn3d windows box is spewing 2TB a month of spam or pirated movies, they're definitely going to say something!


LocutusBorg
Premium
join:2005-12-25
Revere, MA
reply to joetaxpayer

hey guys.
just moved from RCN to comcast this month. I guess i will see what happens as i have DLd 1.7tb this month



jlivingood
Premium,VIP
join:2007-10-28
Philadelphia, PA
kudos:2
reply to ExoticFish

said by ExoticFish:

There's still a cap. Sheesh

Please refer to FAQs at »customer.comcast.com/help-and-su···ive-use/

We used to have a 250GB usage limit, which is no longer in force. We are evaluating alternatives, though the markets and timing have not yet been announced, and the specific details on each trial is TBA.
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JL
Comcast

ExoticFish

join:2008-08-31
Stuarts Draft, VA

It was also stated the cap MAY NOT (not will not) be enforced WHILE THE TRIAL IS BEING DONE. The trial has not begun AFAIK since no trial areas have been announced.
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Alcohol
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Climax, MI
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Reviews:
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reply to ExoticFish

said by ExoticFish:

There's still a cap. Sheesh

You clearly didn't bother to read the blog, the thread, or the FAQ.

There is no cap until they figure out what the cap will be.
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