Ok. I think there's two separate issues here.
One, is the typical probing of (likely) infected PCs connected to the Internet. Everyone gets this and if the firewall is doing it's job, it's dropping the connection requests. If I looked in my router's firewall log (which I rarely do unless I have a need to), I would see similar entries and to my knowledge, have never had any obscene usage show up in my meter that I was concerned about. BTW, I have my SMC in bridge-mode as many of the functions are duplicated with my existing network, which I prefer to use.
If you want to take up the issue of BW metering with the FCC, that's your decision, but your using a shaky foundation to build your case against it. I still suggest you post in the Direct forum and have one of their reps look into the meter and why it is showing usage you can't account for. I also suggest you setup your own metering so you can compare your readings with Comcast's.
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In the first 5 days of service, according to you (I haven't seen a screen shot yet) the meter indicates 20% of 250 GB or about 50 GB of data used.
What have YOU been using your connection for since you had it installed?
What kind of connection did you have before the cable modem was installed?
The firewall logs look like standard background chatter caused by broadcast packets being relayed through the CMTS (lookup Proxy ARP). Arris is a manufacturer of CMTSs. Everyone averages around 5 GB of background chatter per month on the average cable hookup. It seems Comcast ignores it in there bandwidth calculations for their customers.
Your letter to FCC/Federal Court won't work, you'll need actual proof. Start with a meter on your side of the link measuring the traffic you use. Then compare it to Comcast's meter over the course of a few months. Most people find when doing that, Comcast's meter is accurate within a few GB.
If it's important, back it up... twice. Even 99.999% availability isn't enough sometimes.