A Washington Post (via the Post-Gazette) article reveals that many Comcast customers have had their Internet connection shut down due to excessive downloads using up the company’s bandwidth. One customer, who thought service was unlimited, complained that there was no way of knowing how much was too much as far as the company was concerned. However, analysts say with the increasing supply of streaming TV shows and interactive games, a cap on Internet use may become more common, but so far only Comcast seems to have cut service due to overuse. A spokesman for Comcast said that downloading the equivalent of 1000 songs or four complete movies each day would trigger a disconnection warning. Comcast did not reveal what the specific limits for bandwidth were.
Sep 08 2007