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Zknb 07-11-2003 12:07 AM

Re: Comcast to cap newsgroup downloads?

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On Thu, 10 Jul 2003 20:11:49 GMT, Arnold Gallagher
<> wrote:

>Someone in absm.spoken-word said that Comcast is looking to outsource its
>usenet service, and that a 1 gigabyte/month download cap is likely. Does
>anyone have any info on this?
>It seems to me that the chief benefit of broadband is binary groups; it's
>not that much faster for web pages, because you spend most of your time
>reading web pages, not waiting for huge j-pegs to download.
>A 1GB cap would make broadband, for me, essentially worthless. I'd have
>to go back to a $10/month dialup account and save $40/month. Yes, the
>guy who wrote
>> Guess what? You'll NEVER cancel Comcast, and they know it!

>is right in most cases. Inertia is strong...but $480/year is quite an
>incentive to get me off my duff!
>Yes, capping downloads at 1GB/month seems like a great way to cut
>expenses. It also seems like a great way to slash revenue.
>Anyone have any more information? Thanks.

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