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whfsdude
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join:2003-04-05
Washington, DC
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Competitive Markets

I wonder if Comcast intends to enforce these caps in their competitive markets (most of their urban NE division).

Right now they're slightly beating Verizon FiOS on price here. Once they add overages, it will be likely that many users will pay the higher monthly price for FiOS rather than pay/worry about overages.

Os

join:2011-01-26
US
Reviews:
·Comcast

1 recommendation

I question whether they enforce those caps at all in areas, like most of the DC area, with high FiOS penetration. Shutting customers off under the previous cap system would have caused those people to just go to FiOS and never come back.

Comcast is beginning to advertise on the DC stations how they are increasing speeds at no additional cost, a slight at the FiOS Quantum marketing which did raise prices considerably for a lot of customers.

Kearnstd
Space Elf
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join:2002-01-22
Mullica Hill, NJ
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reply to whfsdude
My guess is they will only enforce if someone goes way over. However the new overage system might be fully automatic. in which case unlike the old system where a person likely had to review huge overages, this new setup might just automatically bill.

That said with what the highest speed tiers cost, they should be uncapped. At over $100/mo for the fastest tiers, I think they make up for lost CATV revenues from the person watching Netflix instead.
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