I'm proud to be on record as having said this all along.... for perhaps the last few years on this website.
»The Bandwidth Limits/Congestion Management Topic
»The real reason for the cap ~by IPPlanMan~Comcast has NEVER given a legitimate reason for the 250GB usage cap.
Furthermore, this usage cap was NEVER about addressing congestion. That's what the real-time congestion management system Comcast has is for. This cap was designed to prevent the emergence and ultimate viability of competitive alternative services for media consumption, such as Netflix/Apple TV/Vudu/Roku/Amazon, you name it.
Comcast implemented this cap to have TV remain TV, and Internet remain Internet. Comcast didn't want Internet becoming TV and this cap was intended to prevent that from happening. Having Internet become TV would undermine its entire business model, and Comcast wasn't going to let that happen, even going so far as to create an arbitrary usage cap that had no bearing on network congestion management.
This all became the more clear when Comcast decided to exclude XBox Xfinity App content from the 250GB usage cap. Why go so far as to exclude it if that usage cap was really high enough for normal usage?
Guess the game is up now Comcast. Deal with it. Welcome to your new cable bill and the cord-cutter generation.--
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