Invisible (until you reach them) download limits

Amanda Lee of Cambridge received a call from Comcast Corp. in December ordering her to curtail her Web use or lose her high-speed Internet connection for a year. Lee, who said she had been using the same broadband connection for years without a problem, was taken aback. But when she asked what the download limit was, she was told there was no limit, that she was just downloading too much. Lee, who said she had been using the same broadband connection for years without a problem, was taken aback. But when she asked what the download limit was, she was told there was no limit, that she was just downloading too much….Feddeman declined to say where Comcast draws the line on too much Internet usage, instead saying the amount of data that could trigger a warning call would be roughly the equivalent of 13 million e-mail messages or 256,000 photos a month. Although those files vary in size, a typical photo file size is 1 to 2 megabytes, meaning that excessive users are downloading hundreds of gigabytes per month.

Read this article from The Boston Globe

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One response to “Invisible (until you reach them) download limits

  1. Of course the interesting thing is that the ISPs people complain about could include… Google. Not Comcast, not Verizon. “Don’t be evil” Google.

    I’ve been arguing against their net neutrality position with the Hands Off the Internet coalition since last year, although to hear their senior policy counsel tell it, they’re abandoning net neutrality now, too.

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