This is a great read. A user lost his internet access from Comcast for using too much bandwidth. http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1895,2111373,00.asp
How much bandwidth is too much. In the article comcast actually responded with a great “non answer”. Something to the effect that he was using more than 100,000 times the average user. Well I hate to say it, but I probably use near 100 times the normal user. I backup all my stuff online (images, videos, music), every day. I have a few boxes I host that I move my data to. I download videos, I stream music to my remote locations, and also video. My internet connection is doing work when I sleep.
So my main concern is, since I have a comcast line for 3megabit, and they are telling me I can only use it like a 56k modem, should I be worried about this article? What’s next, if I start using my broadband internet to deliver all my TV, will that go over my allocation.
http://comcastissue.blogspot.com/ (more information)
I guess what I am worried about is the possibility of losing my internet connection. You may ask why that is such a big deal? Well, I have my telephone through our broadband, I do business (VPN and remote access to work) from my cable modem, I keep in contact with my family (share pictures, video, and songs).
If there is a limitation to what I can use, I want to know. I’ll pay more if I have to, but I would probably just monitor my consumption. Which I already do, I am using MRTG and wallwatcher with my Linksys router.
I wonder if this usage will change as the telcom’s get into selling more broadband. I already pay an arm and leg for access, can’t imagine what it will be in the future.