Cummon people Unlimited is Unlimited!
A Comcast insider tells me the company is considering implementing very clear monthly caps, and may begin charging overage fees for customers who cross them. While still in the early stages of development, the plan — as it stands now — would work like this: all users get a 250GB per month cap. Users would get one free “slip up” in a twelve month period, after which users would pay a $15 charge for each 10 GB over the cap they travel. According to the source, the plan has “a lot of momentum behind it,” and initial testing is slated to begin in a month or two.
If anything pushes me to Verizon FIOS, this policy will. I doubt I use 250GB of bandwidth a month but I don’t like the fact that if I do hit such a limit I’d be penalized. I don’t do a lot of bittorrent stuff, but I do a lot of streaming radio listening and other large file downloads that are completely legitimate.