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+ - Comcast to remove data cap, implement tiered pricing 1

Submitted by StikyPad
StikyPad (445176) writes "Comcast is reportedly removing its oft-maligned 250GB data cap, but don't get too excited. In what appears to be an effort to capitalize on Nielsen's Law, the Internet's version of Moore's Law, Comcast is introducing tiered data pricing. The plan is to include 300GB with the existing price of service, and charge $10 for every 50GB over that limit. As with current policy, Xfinity On Demand traffic will not count against data usage, which Comcast asserts is because the traffic is internal, not from the larger Internet. There has, however, been no indication that the same exemption would apply to any other internal traffic. AT&T and Time Warner have tried unsuccessfully to implement tiered pricing in the past, meeting with strong push back from customers and lawmakers alike. With people now accustomed to, if not comfortable with, tiered data plans on their smartphones, will the public be more receptive to tiered pricing on their wired Internet connections as well, or will they once again balk at a perceived bilking?"
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Comcast to remove data cap, implement tiered pricing

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  • If it really was the issue that the cost to Comcast of the largest users was the outside network limitations, then they would love P2P protocalls like Bittorrent. ( swarms will adapt to get data from fastest peers, which could logically be other users of the Comcast network. )

    But It's a lie.

    The choke point for cable providers is the last mile. Trying to optimize the network by punishing those that use it, continues to be offensive.

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