Comcast Closes in on Bandwidth Limits and Overage Charges

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galactica2001

What if you download all your "exotic pictures" in BMP format?

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n0b0dykn0ws

I wonder if this will also affect their business users?

I don't know anyone that uses Comcast Business, but it still makes me wonder.

n0b0dykn0ws

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DRAGONWEEZEL

How many of each linux distro is that?

THERE ARE ONLY 11 TYPES OF PEOPLE IN THIS WORLD. Those that think binary jokes are funny, those that don't, and those that don't know binary

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Why A Duck

I hope at least Comcast will provide a tool to let you track how much bandwidth you've consumed in your neverending quest to get every possible episode of .. I mean distro of Linux.

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anonuser

What if you live in a house or apartment with multiple, high-bandwidth users? You could easily get well beyond the 250 gigabyte "cap".

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Block_Dude

A raw 1080p movie can be 25-50GB in size if it was ripped from a blu-ray disk. With that plan, I could easily amass anywhere from 700 to 1550GBs per month.

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my1dollarlife

Who sells RAW 1080p movies? I don't understand why you would be using bandwidth to download or upload RAW movies.

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jlxkingman

I don't think Murph was talking about (legal) downloading.

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TheMurph

*puts finger on nose*

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my1dollarlife

well then i don't think that argument is going to sway the suits at comcast.

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TheMurph

Well, you'd use that much bandwidth streaming, say, a Netflix HD video too. :b

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jlxkingman

That's why you rent Blu-Ray...

but regardless of the source... this is crap. Honestly.

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TheMurph

Wasn't referring to raw 1080p rips. However, you are correct.

Standard size for an x624 1080p movie hovers between the 4 to 7 GB range. :)

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