Comcast Lays Down The Law

If you’re one of the few that hasn’t already switched to Verizon because Comcast kept throttling your Internet connection while you were trying to torrent, get this: Come October 1st, Comcast will be implementing a 250GB monthly cap as part of their shift toward “protocol agnostic” network management.

Comcast is still making plans on how they want to screw their customers over, like having the notion to consider charging $15 per 10GB over the monthly cap or banning your internet access entirely for emailing too frequently. Yet, who knows what they’ll do?

Comcast defends their monthly cap:

250 GB/month is an extremely large amount of data, much more than a typical residential customer uses on a monthly basis. Currently, the median monthly data usage by our residential customers is approximately 2 – 3 GB. To put 250 GB of monthly usage in perspective, a customer would have to do any one of the following:

* Send 50 million emails (at 0.05 KB/email)
* Download 62,500 songs (at 4 MB/song)
* Download 125 standard-definition movies (at 2 GB/movie)
* Upload 25,000 hi-resolution digital photos (at 10 MB/photo)

I’m not for anyone telling me how to use my Internet connection. At least it’s not the 5-40GB caps being considered by companies like Time Warner Cable and Frontier.

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