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?