Are you a bandwidth hog? Addicted to BitTorrent? Guilty of uploading and downloading massive music and video files? Comcast announced every gigabyte you take, they’ll be watching you. Effective October 1, internet gigabyte gluttons ie; Comcast customers who consume 250 gigs or more within a six-month period, will have service suspended for a year. That means their unlimited service really isn’t so…but don’t hit the digital panic button just yet. From The Memphis Business Journal:
Comcast said the threshold is high enough that it won‚Äôt affect typical customers, who use between two and three gigabytes a month. To reach it, the company said, a customer would have to send 50 million e-mails, download 62,500 songs or 125 standard-definition movies, or upload 25,000 high-resolution digital photos.
The limit is the latest action Comcast has taken to manage Internet traffic on its network…The company argues its actions are necessary to prevent extremely heavy users from slowing upload and download speeds for average Internet customers.