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Suspension of disbelief applies to networking (Scripting News)

By , April 20, 2008 8:10 am

Suspension of disbelief applies to networking (Scripting News)

Another post by Dave Winer about Comcast’s ridiculous views (and limits) on (what they consider) excessive internet usage.

After reading his piece (He has an interesting take on having big brother looking over your shoulder while browsing btw) I went and read their FAQ on excessive usage and it looks like if I were one of their customers, I too, would be targeted for disconnection. They (somehow) figure that 2GB a month or more constitutes excessive usage on a hi-speed connection. 😯 Now I don’t send a lot of email or watch a bunch of movie trailers but I DO download a fair number of Linux distor’s and other software and I DO look at a fair number of pictures and read a lot of blogs and feeds, as well as listen to a bit of music and a few podcasts, and there have been DAYS that I’ve used that kind of bandwidth. πŸ™„

Guess I’m not one of their “normal” internet users either, Dave. And I’m REALLY glad I don’t depend on Comcast for my service and I pity those that have to.

One other thing that really gets me is that from what I am getting from his posts is they are charging him around $180.00 a month for this absurdly small amount of bandwidth. I had assumed from the previous post and the amount it cost him that he had a business connection or T1 but the FAQ he points to is for residential customers. I know prices are high in San Fransisco but if that’s a normal residential high speed internet bill there I’m sure glad I live in Alabama! 😯

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