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User Info: xcmon3yx2

xcmon3yx2
3 years ago#1
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-02-12/comcast-said-to-agree-to-pay-159-a-share-for-time-warner-cable.html

goodbye, unlimited internet. Hello BS data caps. Time to start looking for a new ISP
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User Info: EpicKingdom_

EpicKingdom_
3 years ago#2
http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/916373-pc?search=comcast
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User Info: steker16

steker16
3 years ago#3
except comcast doesnt have data caps. why do people keep saying this nonsense?

User Info: Lvthn

Lvthn
3 years ago#4
steker16 posted...
except comcast doesnt have data caps. why do people keep saying this nonsense?


http://oti.newamerica.net/blogposts/2013/comcast_expands_data_capping_trials_why_you_should_care-98143

Just one of dozens of articles I found with "comcast data cap" in google.

Cable companies have been quietly implementing data caps for some time. Most people have no idea they even have one.

User Info: ukemandwnbu

ukemandwnbu
3 years ago#5
Lvthn posted...
steker16 posted...
except comcast doesnt have data caps. why do people keep saying this nonsense?


http://oti.newamerica.net/blogposts/2013/comcast_expands_data_capping_trials_why_you_should_care-98143

Just one of dozens of articles I found with "comcast data cap" in google.

Cable companies have been quietly implementing data caps for some time. Most people have no idea they even have one.


Can someone explain to me in layman's terms what data capping means? I have Charter cable+internet, do they have data capping?

User Info: xcmon3yx2

xcmon3yx2
3 years ago#6
ukemandwnbu posted...
Lvthn posted...
steker16 posted...
except comcast doesnt have data caps. why do people keep saying this nonsense?


http://oti.newamerica.net/blogposts/2013/comcast_expands_data_capping_trials_why_you_should_care-98143

Just one of dozens of articles I found with "comcast data cap" in google.

Cable companies have been quietly implementing data caps for some time. Most people have no idea they even have one.


Can someone explain to me in layman's terms what data capping means? I have Charter cable+internet, do they have data capping?


it means if you go over say 250GB a month, you pay overage fees
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User Info: LordSeifer

LordSeifer
3 years ago#7
cap means a limit

data refers to how much you can use your internet
^ this

User Info: ukemandwnbu

ukemandwnbu
3 years ago#8
Thanks for the clarification, TC and LordSeifer.

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snesmaster40
3 years ago#9
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hitokiri13
3 years ago#10
Comcast should worry about expansion and advancement of technology than bandwidth. Cloud computing like storage and personal servers starting to pop up and Microsoft rumors about next OS going be based on cloud.

Or even better they should see the average of users' bandwidth. Example there many customers that does about 10-20GBs per month while one does about 1000 GB. That just one. Face it they even show the average on the support FAQ. I don't get why do caps when few percentage of pirates or legit users take advantage of high bandwidth.
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