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ExoticFish

join:2008-08-31
Stuarts Draft, VA
reply to keenan424

Re: [BW Meter] The Meter is Gone?

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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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
kudos:2
Reviews:
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·Verizon Online DSL
·Comcast

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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»www.VAJeeps.com



Tabbycatweee

@comcast.net

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?

ExoticFish

join:2008-08-31
Stuarts Draft, VA

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!



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
Premium
join:2003-05-26
Climax, MI
kudos:4
Reviews:
·Comcast
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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Alcohol
Premium
join:2003-05-26
Climax, MI
kudos:4
Reviews:
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reply to ExoticFish

said by ExoticFish:

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.

Enforcement has been suspended since the announcement. I like how you're arguing with the comcast employee who will obviously have a better understanding of this.
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I found the key to success but somebody changed the lock.

ExoticFish

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

I sure did read them all.
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keenan424

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

quote:
said by jlivingood See Profile
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.
[/QUOTE :
So in response to the topic of this thread, and what it says in the below,

quote:
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.
I should still be seeing a usage meter on my "Users & Settings" page? Even though it disappeared a few days after the cap suspension was put in place, I should assume that it's something with my account and not related to the cap suspension?


tshirt
Premium,MVM
join:2004-07-11
Snohomish, WA
kudos:4
Reviews:
·Comcast

Yes you SHOULD still be able to see your meter.
However, occasionally even if you are correctly logged in it won't show up. (server busy or???)
Also the last day or so of the month it tends to disappear, which seems related to recording your monthly total.
So try again later, and if it still doesn't show after a few days then tell someone in the direct forum and they will reset it.