Use more than 250GB of data in a month twice within the first six months of your contract, and you will be banned for year
. A first hand account
, per Andre Vrignaud. Wired's analysis
. Is Comcast simply trying to provide a better quality of service for its customers by regulating traffic
? Or, as some suggest, is Comcast making moves to protect its core video cable interests in the face of growing media streaming services, like hulu and Netflix? Critics have speculated about the motives of this move in 2008
, when the cap was enacted. Additionally, some, including Vrignaud, have criticized Comcast for removing essential household services, akin to water and electricity. It may seem a bit overstated, until you consider that these days the internet is used for more than convenience and entertainment, but also for full-time work from home and as a phone replacement. Should shutting it off be this easy? Ongoing discussion here.
posted by SpacemanStix
on Jul 14, 2011 -
With Comcast, your TV watches you.
Comcast is developing cable boxes with cameras to watch the room. They will know who is there to provide shows in your profile, engage parental controls, and of course, deliver targeted advertising.
Comcast is watching you....
posted by caddis
on Mar 23, 2008 -
If you are an American consumer
and live in the Bay Area
, the TiVo company on Friday will give away
40GB Series 2 recorders to Comcast customers who bring their cable bill and a gift for The Family Giving Tree charity to TiVo headquarters in Alviso, Calif. The giveaway will last from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., or until they run out of units, and will be limited to one recorder per household.
posted by Mean Mr. Bucket
on Dec 16, 2004 -
Is Comcast modifying your packets?
With the transition from @home to Comcast it seems that Comcast is considering the possibility of intercepting your port 80 web traffic and inserting ads or selling your browsing history to marketers. According to Federal law isn't monitoring and altering your traffic illegal or does that not apply to large corporations? With a possible AT&T/Comcast merger this is a little scary.
posted by suprfli
on Feb 11, 2002 -