Re: Comcast to cap newsgroup downloads?

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Michael, Jul 10, 2003.

  1. Michael

    Michael Guest

    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.



    http://online.comcast.net/giganews/

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    Michael, Jul 10, 2003
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