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Re: Tucson, AZ Gets Lower Caps
said by elefante72: therefore you believe this is reasonable?
Anyone who thinks these caps are reasonable doen't understand the cost structure and just how profitable this stuff is.
Because you obviously don't understand.
If you lived in a DC or paid for backbone to your door, transit would be pennies, however you hired comcast to get it from the Headend to your house which is a much more expensive part of the trip. They had to build out and maintain a private HFC plant that reaches every home wheter they subscribe or not, and continue to expand the plant capacity to mimic the maximum useage based on pricing for a much higher contention rate.
So when your type useage pushes the node wide average up, the entire node must be improved to add that capacity at the cost of many thousand of dollars, even though you might move tomorrow leave thos improvments unpaid for.
There solution is to charge everyone nationwide an average rate for the first XXXGB but to charge your excess at a rate that beins to cover improvements across the node if you consistantly use more.
As you point out YOU have alternetives, USE THEM.
keeping comcast in the black with an average profit of around 10% is not greedy, it is a reasonable and prudent business plan.