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Klarth

join:2005-09-16
Oronogo, MO
Reviews:
·Mediacom
reply to potato

Re: 250gb limit

Hope this gets posted to the main page. Unfortunately I doubt Mediacom is capable of being shamed given their brazen cash grabbing antics of the past. I see the meter is reflecting the new limits now. Will usage prior to the 7th result in these lovely overages?


SWMOHawkeye

join:2010-09-30
Springfield, MO

2 recommendations

Odd that I don't see this "feature" of usage caps trumpeted in all Mediacom's happy ads. If it doesn't affect 97% of your customers, why do it at all?


GLIMMER

join:2004-01-17
Fisher, IL

said by SWMOHawkeye:

Odd that I don't see this "feature" of usage caps trumpeted in all Mediacom's happy ads. If it doesn't affect 97% of your customers, why do it at all?

you and I know that is marketing hype. I would love to see the hard data on this as I'm sure they could'nt back this claim up. Just like chad saying the FCC handles DCMA claims. Thats a whole thing mediacom handles like fools.


MediacomChad
Mediacom Social Media Relations Team
Premium,VIP
join:2010-01-20
Gulf Breeze, FL
kudos:116
reply to SWMOHawkeye

We have a small subset of customers that are using a very large portion of the available bandwidth, which can have a negative impact on the other internet users in the surrounding area. By curbing this behavior, other customers can benefit with faster speeds.


GLIMMER

join:2004-01-17
Fisher, IL

said by MediacomChad:

We have a small subset of customers that are using a very large portion of the available bandwidth, which can have a negative impact on the other internet users in the surrounding area. By curbing this behavior, other customers can benefit with faster speeds.

Then add more bandwidth its not like it 10 years ago when BW was expensive. This is nothing more than mediacom realizing they are a ISP and not a cable company. on my street 2 houses out of 30 have mediacom cable the rest have satellite. Your products lack in most areas.

SWMOHawkeye

join:2010-09-30
Springfield, MO

1 recommendation

Yeah, I don't get all the Mediacom hype about faster speeds with Ultra 50 or Ultra Awesome 1000 or whatever name they call it, but then they turn around and whine they don't have the bandwidth to actually give you the benefit of the high speeds. How does that make any sense?


k9iua6

join:2004-05-23
Dubuque, IA
kudos:1
reply to GLIMMER

said by GLIMMER:

Then add more bandwidth its not like it 10 years ago when BW was expensive. This is nothing more than mediacom realizing they are a ISP and not a cable company. on my street 2 houses out of 30 have mediacom cable the rest have satellite. Your products lack in most areas.

Actually adding bandwidth could be very expensive, depending on where the bottleneck is for a Mediacom market area. If it is between the area head-end and the "internet," that indeed could probably be easily done. But if the bottleneck is within the community and requires laying more fiber and subdividing the community into smaller areas served by nodes, then that is a very expensive engineering task. I suspect Mediacom is still suffering from a combination of those two. By adding a second gateway to most market areas and by upgrading the routers and CMTS like they've done to permit Ultra, they've done the easier, cheaper part. The rest may not be cheaper.

GLIMMER

join:2004-01-17
Fisher, IL

1 recommendation

said by k9iua6:

said by GLIMMER:

Then add more bandwidth its not like it 10 years ago when BW was expensive. This is nothing more than mediacom realizing they are a ISP and not a cable company. on my street 2 houses out of 30 have mediacom cable the rest have satellite. Your products lack in most areas.

Actually adding bandwidth could be very expensive, depending on where the bottleneck is for a Mediacom market area. If it is between the area head-end and the "internet," that indeed could probably be easily done. But if the bottleneck is within the community and requires laying more fiber and subdividing the community into smaller areas served by nodes, then that is a very expensive engineering task. I suspect Mediacom is still suffering from a combination of those two. By adding a second gateway to most market areas and by upgrading the routers and CMTS like they've done to permit Ultra, they've done the easier, cheaper part. The rest may not be cheaper.

thats mediacoms fault for not keeping there infra up to date. I could careless if it cost mediacom to upgrade area's. I was talking about raw bandwidth costs to them. Its mediacoms fault for not investing back into the network in area's.


CosmicDebri
Still looking for intelligent life

join:2001-09-01
Port Saint Lucie, FL
reply to MediacomChad

Then why not contact that 'small subset of customers' and ask them to 'curb their behavior' or pay for a higher tier or business class?? Seems like that would be a lot less work than this big ole 'new' marketing campaign, and pissing off most of your customers, instead of irking the few you say are causing an issue??

Or just come out and admit it's just a way to milk more from the customers you have while you can?? It's becoming the new advertising. Companies, Conglomerates AND Governments admitting they are screwing us to our face and smirking because they figure we won't do anything about it....
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88615298
Premium
join:2004-07-28
West Tenness

said by CosmicDebri:

Then why not contact that 'small subset of customers' and ask them to 'curb their behavior' or pay for a higher tier or business class?? Seems like that would be a lot less work than this big ole 'new' marketing campaign, and pissing off most of your customers, instead of irking the few you say are causing an issue??

Or just come out and admit it's just a way to milk more from the customers you have while you can?? It's becoming the new advertising. Companies, Conglomerates AND Governments admitting they are screwing us to our face and smirking because they figure we won't do anything about it....

If you're not going over the caps how are you being "milked"? You are really contradicting yourself by claiming that you are not one of those small subsets but then being mad about overages you claim you'll never reach.


MediaCon

@mchsi.com
reply to MediacomChad

I am the one they are talking about. 14 yrs of expensive business. mediacom now not the only game in town so what if i have a ugly dish on my house. and frontier has 7mb downstream uncapped. my 5tb usage isnt as abnormal that one would think. i know quite a few users peak over 2tb easy.


bluedyedvd

join:2007-04-15
Overland Park, KS

1 recommendation

reply to 88615298

said by 88615298:

said by CosmicDebri:

Then why not contact that 'small subset of customers' and ask them to 'curb their behavior' or pay for a higher tier or business class?? Seems like that would be a lot less work than this big ole 'new' marketing campaign, and pissing off most of your customers, instead of irking the few you say are causing an issue??

Or just come out and admit it's just a way to milk more from the customers you have while you can?? It's becoming the new advertising. Companies, Conglomerates AND Governments admitting they are screwing us to our face and smirking because they figure we won't do anything about it....

If you're not going over the caps how are you being "milked"? You are really contradicting yourself by claiming that you are not one of those small subsets but then being mad about overages you claim you'll never reach.

today's bandwidth hogs are tomorrow average users you may not be milked today but you will be.

alarson83

join:2007-01-06
West Des Moines, IA

said by bluedyedvd:

today's bandwidth hogs are tomorrow average users you may not be milked today but you will be.

Exactly. Does anyone have any faith that mediacom will increase the limits as average usage goes up with more people using more streaming video?


elios

join:2005-11-15
Springfield, MO
reply to bluedyedvd

said by bluedyedvd:

said by 88615298:

said by CosmicDebri:

Then why not contact that 'small subset of customers' and ask them to 'curb their behavior' or pay for a higher tier or business class?? Seems like that would be a lot less work than this big ole 'new' marketing campaign, and pissing off most of your customers, instead of irking the few you say are causing an issue??

Or just come out and admit it's just a way to milk more from the customers you have while you can?? It's becoming the new advertising. Companies, Conglomerates AND Governments admitting they are screwing us to our face and smirking because they figure we won't do anything about it....

If you're not going over the caps how are you being "milked"? You are really contradicting yourself by claiming that you are not one of those small subsets but then being mad about overages you claim you'll never reach.

today's bandwidth hogs are tomorrow average users you may not be milked today but you will be.

Mediacom is going to shit bricks with the new gen console games having built in Twtich TV streaming
just wait till PISSED OFF parents call wondering why there bill is double because little jonny streamed Halo all month

thedragonmas

join:2007-12-28
Albany, GA
kudos:1
reply to Klarth

said by Klarth:

Hope this gets posted to the main page. Unfortunately I doubt Mediacom is capable of being shamed given their brazen cash grabbing antics of the past. I see the meter is reflecting the new limits now. Will usage prior to the 7th result in these lovely overages?

only reason i knew was because i came here to day.. i have a mediacom email but i log in to it once every few months just to check up with samknows.

and yeah this is total bullcrap. guess ill shoot off some letters to my congress critters and my local "franchise authority" (the freakin mayor of all people) even tho it wont do any good..

bluedyedvd

join:2007-04-15
Overland Park, KS
reply to alarson83

I have a friend who lives in Nashville one of comcast "test" markets well last year i was trying to explain to him about how bad caps are and he was like i don't have to worry i don't download movies or do any of that illegal stuff. I don't come anywhere close to 300 gb a month. A couple months ago he calls and said he got his first warning from comcast I couldn't help but say I told you so


psdp

join:2011-01-20
Cedar Rapids, IA
reply to thedragonmas

said by thedragonmas:

said by Klarth:

Hope this gets posted to the main page. Unfortunately I doubt Mediacom is capable of being shamed given their brazen cash grabbing antics of the past. I see the meter is reflecting the new limits now. Will usage prior to the 7th result in these lovely overages?

only reason i knew was because i came here to day.. i have a mediacom email but i log in to it once every few months just to check up with samknows.

Same here, this is the first I've heard or seen of it-- and I do actually have an active mchsi email for some current uses, and I do actually read my bills (I even went and looked at them again just in case). If I hadn't come here tonight, I wouldn't have had any clue what was apparently going to be effective in about 2 weeks%u2026