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PC guy

@comcast.net

[BW Meter] Data Cap and xbox 360 with apps

All the reports on the internet stating that the Xfinity apps (HBO Go etc.) would not add to your data usage is incorrect.
When we used the new apps our data usage increased 5x's.
Our regular months were always around the same, but after streaming the xbox apps it went thru the roof. Still just under the 250 cap, but be carefull.



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Cap enforcement is suspended for now. Feel free to [ab]use it.
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Russ6

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reply to PC guy

said by PC guy :

All the reports on the internet stating that the Xfinity apps (HBO Go etc.) would not add to your data usage is incorrect.
When we used the new apps our data usage increased 5x's.
Our regular months were always around the same, but after streaming the xbox apps it went thru the roof. Still just under the 250 cap, but be carefull.

Comcast exempted its VOD on the XBox 360 from adding to data usage, not all apps. See
»Re: Comcast Xfinity for Xbox launching soon (possibly next week)
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aabaaf

join:2011-12-09
Lombard, IL
reply to PC guy

HBO GO, etc....... are NOT XFinity apps, they are apps of their respective companies.



huhwha

@comcast.net

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HBO Go isn't an "Xfinity app". The app that's been the cause of controversy is the Xfinity on Xbox app. There are countless blog posts and OpEds about it.

App in question - »xbox.comcast.net/
One of the many complaints - »techcrunch.com/2012/04/15/comcast-know/

Secondly, since May, the the bandwidth cap hasn't been enforced.

»blog.comcast.com/2012/05/comcast···hes.html

It even says it under the meter, "Note: Enforcement of the 250GB data consumption threshold is currently suspended."



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A news item on the Broadcasting & Cable site today about Public Knowledge now filing a formal petition with the FCC concerning the data cap exemption for their Xfinity TV app for the Xbox 360:

Public Knowledge Officially Complains to FCC About Comcast/Xbox
Asks FCC to look at cable ops data cap policy as well

By John Eggerton, Broadcasting & Cable - August 1, 2012
»www.broadcastingcable.com/articl···Xbox.php

An article on the Ars Technica site also: »arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2012···lations/