I look at it this way...
I have the 200mbps download speed plan. I also have to 1TB data cap.
So we can only move 1TB of data up or down a month.
If we take 200mbps, convert it to theoretical megabytes per second.
(megabits) / (bits in a octal byte) = (megabytes per second)
200 / 8 = ~25
So to download 1TB of data with ~25MB/s download speed, would take:
(total megabytes) / (megabytes per second) = (total seconds)
1,000,000 / 25 = 40,000
So 40,000 seconds to reach my data cap if utilizaing the maximum potention of the service I pay for.
40,000 seconds is 666+2/3 minutes.
That's just over 11 hours.
If there is roughly 720 hours in a month (24*30).
11 is 1.5% of 720.......
That means the service I pay for can only be used for ~1% of the time period I purchase it for before I'm hit with extra charge increasing in severity for every further 30 minutes (0.075%) of the advertised service I use... That's not even including uploaded data.........
Really Comcast? This is so reminiscent of AT&T and "long distance" calls...
Beware the next generation of Americans who will be your customers in 10 or less years... They're very financially conservative. The whole thing could crash and burn in less time than it takes to call an EGM...
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