The Glass Ceiling
Invisible cap debate continues
It isn't just pirates blowing through Comcast's mystery caps, as the debate over the company's 'invisible limits' continues. As we explored recently
, Comcast has sent out this letter
over the past several months, warning some users of their service that they've been consuming more than their fair share of bandwidth. The problem, as we've pointed out repeatedly, isn't the caps; it's the fact the company refuses to clearly specify what the caps are (while sometimes pitching the service as unlimited in marketing materials
). The issue continues to be a hot topic in our Comcast forum; this thread
continues the debate and includes some users
who are hitting the cap without being heavy file traders or pirating films.
As one user points out
, Comcast CEO Brian Roberts continues to hint that 50-100Mbps is plausible. But are faster speeds, used primarily to download ever-larger files, really important if you'll wind up hitting an invisible data cap?