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#21829 8-May-2008 10:41
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Another blow to people who advocate "unlimited" boadband: Comcast may be considering 250 GB monthly limits for downloads.


Internet service provider Comcast is considering instituting a 250-gigabyte monthly cap on downloads, according an anonymous source cited by BroadbandReports.com.

Users would be allowed one month over the cap in a year. Any month after that, and the customer would be charged $15 for each 10GB in excess. No cap is expected for uploads.

Cranky RSS guru Dave Winer, who admits to downloading an astronomical 450GB a month, would end up with a regular $300 surcharge on his Comcast bill.


450 GB is a lot. We have five PCs at home, plus three or four virtual machines always running (including Exchange Server). A weekly backup of Geekzone to my home server, plus other uses and we use about 100GB/month.

How much do you use?




 

 

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  #129315 8-May-2008 11:02
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1 server, 3 laptops, 1 iMac, 1 Xbox 360, and one Media Center - using around 52-55Gb per month

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  #129325 8-May-2008 11:44
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1 Desktop, 1 Laptop = 160GB per month




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  #129335 8-May-2008 12:10
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1 server, 1 laptop, 4-5 GB month.

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  #129339 8-May-2008 12:31
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Last year with 4 students with a computer each doing a fair bit of p2p, gaming and lots of youtube/other video streaming and we'd only get thru about 50 - 60GB/month incl uploads.

That guy must have some decent storage to be pulling 450GB! Must have a nice collection of... content...

I was working at a company with a popular NZ website hosted onsite last year and they only went thru about 300GBish a month, and that included FTPing rendered videos and datasets all over the place, as well as a couple of hundred staff browsing (and inevitably Youtubing and radio streaming), VPNs, extranets, onsite email servers and a bunch of private product portals.

I'd give him a medal!

EDIT: Good engrish and paragraphicallingnesslyish

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  #129421 8-May-2008 17:00
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60GB to 80GB a month 2 users on a 256kbps/128kbps connection.

I would take on more if I had more speed, as I can't learn or be inspired enough.

Not everything downloaded needs to be saved, let it go...

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  #129431 8-May-2008 17:53
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Note how it's 250gb not 0-6gb like most NZ ISP's and also note how they do not count upload traffic!  Not counting upload traffic towards your quota is the defaco standard in aussie, not so in NZ we get hit both ways.

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  #129432 8-May-2008 17:54
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1 Tivo
3 PC's
1 Laptop
and several radio streams....

only a measley 65gb to 75gb per month.




 

 

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  #129434 8-May-2008 17:58
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Ragnor: Note how it's 250gb not 0-6gb like most NZ ISP's and also note how they do not count upload traffic! Not counting upload traffic towards your quota is the defaco standard in aussie, not so in NZ we get hit both ways.

ihug used to do that...

When that changed around 2-3 years ago, they said it was because of Telecom.




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  #129440 8-May-2008 18:27
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manhinli:
Ragnor: Note how it's 250gb not 0-6gb like most NZ ISP's and also note how they do not count upload traffic! Not counting upload traffic towards your quota is the defaco standard in aussie, not so in NZ we get hit both ways.

ihug used to do that...

When that changed around 2-3 years ago, they said it was because of Telecom.
Quite a few ISPs only counted download traffic for a long time.  UBS did change the way a lot of ISPs accounted for data when TNZ implemented traffic quotas on each UBS subscriber.

Back on topic: about 30GB per month at home, but I'm not there much.  Most of it is streaming radio (last.fm or Pandora.com).

(Have to laugh - the tower advertisement on this page is for AT&T Yahoo! High Speed Internet - $19.95/month, no term!)

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1x Web server & torrent/linux iso downloader
1x Trixbox

2x HTPC

2x Laptops
2x Desktops

Generally 40-60 Gigs/month however that has creeped towards the higher end of those figures with FS/FS and adsl2+.
Last month was extrememly heavy - did 99,486.820 Mb

(Thats for 4 adults)




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  #129559 8-May-2008 23:54
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I've got couple friends on comcast in us who do at leaset 1tb a month including up :)

also in Russia (especially in Moscow) traffic is completely unrestricted so people do 1-5tb on 100mbit unlimited a month but sure most of the traffic is national or even local.

I'd like to see reasonably traffic restriction like these 250gb here in NZ... but with such a crapy international speed - NOT POSSIBLE :(

and we have to users at home 60-80Gb a month




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  #129591 9-May-2008 08:44
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3 adults 5 PCs. 20~25 Gig / month




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  #129748 9-May-2008 19:32
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I'd love to see around 8Mbps/8Mbps WiMax with 50GB for $60/mth (and capped at 256k/256k over the 50GB)




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  #129761 9-May-2008 20:55
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2 adults, 2 PC's, 1 Server, 1 laptop.

Currently doing 30GB per month, I would do more, but my ISP is restricting me (and that is with a 20GB cap, without rate limiting kicking in Foot in mouth). 

I've started to offload some large downloads to work just to get by.

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  #129789 9-May-2008 23:24
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1st Desktop (development purposes and running virtual machines)
2nd Desktop (G-Design PC)

Laptop (Misc)

35GB at a push, topped 50GB before.

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