said by FairTriplePlay :
Who said anything about massive amounts of data?? Hello?? Not everyone who thinks Comcast is wrong is a filesharing bw hog!!
The point is, Comcast appears to be using Sandvine to manage bandwidth. You are advocating shifting bandwidth to other networks, which probably aren't expecting to have to handle the traffic. You are offering your advice to BW hogs, whether you are one, yourself, or not.
I also gladly pay for the most expensive tier offered (Blast! 16/2) as well as digital cable WITH the HD package not to mention the NFL pack and my digital phone service. CC is making max profit from my subscriptions. I'd be different if I was d/ling 400GB a month and only paying for the minimal 6MB connection and nothing more.
You are probably one of those caught in the crossfire. Were it not for BW hogs, you would probably not encounter this Sandvine problem.
I don't know what it would take to plan for a metered service. Comcast has to pay for X amount of capacity from its transit providers; and it needs to be able to plane for that capacity, especially to avoid the 95th percentile charges. Okay, I don't know if that is the term I want. But there is a fee charged by transit providers if your BW consumption exceeds some specified amount. Pretty hefty one, too. Comcast has to be able to predict that usage when it plans for network capacity.--
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