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jeff17

join:2000-12-11
US

Double speed

I've seen Comcast TV commercials in NJ that state two tiers will soon have double the speed at no additional cost.


Wilsdom

join:2009-08-06

They plan to start charging by gigabyte, so if you actually make use of the the bandwidth it will be at a huge extra cost


jeff17

join:2000-12-11
US

I'm ok with that.



gate1975mlm
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join:2001-09-30
Philadelphia, PA
kudos:8

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Faster speeds are always welcomed!



gate1975mlm
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join:2001-09-30
Philadelphia, PA
kudos:8

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The faster speed should also help online video to load faster.



gate1975mlm
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said by jeff17:

I've seen Comcast TV commercials in NJ that state two tiers will soon have double the speed at no additional cost.

I just heard the same thing but on the radio


gate1975mlm
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reply to Wilsdom

said by Wilsdom:

They plan to start charging by gigabyte, so if you actually make use of the the bandwidth it will be at a huge extra cost

No there not!

Not until you go over the 300GB Cap anyway.

And that cap maybe even higher once they finalize everything.

nanoflower

join:2002-07-14
30876

Given how slowly they have moved in the past I wouldn't look for the 300GB monthly limit to increase for at least five years. Currently that new limit puts them ahead of anyone else in the USA that has a monthly limit, and it still is a low enough limit that it will keep the cord cutters that move to Internet downloads to a minimum (which is the main purpose of the limit.)


Wilsdom

join:2009-08-06
reply to gate1975mlm

But we're talking about 100Mbps here. 300GB can be burned through in hours, so that cap has a loooooooooooong way to go before it is even close to appropriate. Well, it wouldn't actually be that hard--they could just replace "GB" with "TB"



AnonFTW

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said by Wilsdom:

But we're talking about 100Mbps here. 300GB can be burned through in hours, so that cap has a loooooooooooong way to go before it is even close to appropriate. Well, it wouldn't actually be that hard--they could just replace "GB" with "TB"

Who is going to deliver you 300GB of content in "just a few hours?"

BosstonesOwn

join:2002-12-15
Wakefield, MA
Reviews:
·Verizon FiOS

akamai ? l3 ? Limelight ? IBM ? At&t ?

Should I continue ?

My Company had vpn concentrators on gig links , id appreciate the ability to work from home when I need to do big software installs. Instead of having to go into the office all the time, ohh wait the 300 gig limit still limits me to a couple big installs from home on friday and saturday nights.
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