You claim very few people consume this much data, but I have not seen any actual proof of that being true.
I'm just one, hardly proof, but my highest ever usage was 525g and a 6 month average works out around 225g-250g. Internet only, Netflix, Amozon Prime streaming and a OTA antenna. To me a TB is more than reasonable, but do not understand why a cap is even needed, if it is truly only 1% are "heavy/power users" then they should offer a plan specific to the 1%, not handcuff the 99%. Of course if they did that, it would end up making them a lot less money. In the end, as we all know, it is nothing more than a extra "fee" they can charge to make money.
OTH, do agree with why offer HS connections, 250d as example that can't be used at capacity for the full month.
That being said I have been monitoring my usage with my routers firmware and I do see a descrepancy in what I am actually using vs what comcasts meter claims. It starts small, but by the end of the month it can be a 200 gig difference in what my actual usage is vs what comcast claims it is.
So like I have said the meter comcast is using is either faulty and reporting incorrect or inflated numbers.. or they are counting a lot of background noise that never actually enters my network. I honestly think it is time for an independant company to investigate the accuracy of their meter and report back. Imagine the backlash if we find out the numbers ARE being inflate or the meter isn't actually that accurate.. how many people have probably paid overage fees because of it?
I agree, but really it's going to take a class action lawsuit and years for anything to change, if then. Even then, if found to be doing wrong, they will be hit with a couple 100 million fine, pay back pennies on the $'s they took in and keep the billions? they made of of it.
But alas, my only competition in my area is HughesNet, offering a 25D/3U,a 50G soft cap, after exceeding that, your DL/UL cut in 1/2 for the rest of the month. Not a really good choice.
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