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Comcast Raises Monthly Data Cap To 300GB
2012-05-18 08:24:34

Comcast Corp. said on Thursday that it would raise its monthly data cap from 250 gigabytes (GB) per month to 300 gigabytes for basic plans, and would begin charging extra for customers who exceed the new limits. “Today, the way people use video and access information has changed dramatically. Four years ago, when we first instituted a broadband Internet data usage threshold, the iPhone had just been introduced...the iPad didn't exist...and the experience of watching streaming video...

2012-05-07 20:13:59

Home bandwidth management tools becoming more important for users Recently, many U.S. Internet service providers have fallen in line with their international counterparts in capping monthly residential broadband usage. A new study by a Georgia Tech researcher, conducted during an internship at Microsoft Research, shows such pricing models trigger uneasy user experiences that could be mitigated by better tools to monitor data usage through their home networks. Home users, the study...

2011-03-18 04:00:00

CAMBRIDGE, England, March 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- http://Broadbandgenie.co.uk has joined communications regulator Ofcom in condemning the use of the word 'unlimited' when selling broadband and mobile phone tariffs that are anything but. Confused consumers have received huge bills, leading to anger and mistrust of broadband and phone suppliers. Ofcom's own research shows a host of examples of 'bill shock' where charges reach hundreds of pounds, or where internet speeds have been...

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2011-03-15 07:30:00

AT&T said on Monday that it would limit the amount of data its broadband subscribers can use each month in an attempt to rein in "data hogs". Beginning May 2, the company will impose a monthly data cap of 150 gigabytes on users of its DSL broadband service, while U-verse subscribers will be limited to 250 gigabytes a month. Customers exceeding those limits will be charged an extra $10 per 50 gigabytes.  However, the company said it would repeatedly alert subscribers as they reach...

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2008-11-04 14:40:00

The nation's largest Internet service provider will initially apply the limits in Reno, Nev., before extending the practice in other areas as well. ISP's are increasingly setting such data caps in an attempt to curb the small number of "bandwidth hogs" who consume a significant amount of network capacity. Indeed, AT&T spokesman Michael Coe said just 5 percent of AT&T's subscribers consume 50 percent of the network capacity. The restrictions the ISPs are enacting are tentative, and...

2008-10-29 09:00:15

Optenet, a provider of content filtering solutions, has expanded its content security solution to include a new bandwidth optimization function. According to the company, the Optenet Bandwidth Management (OBM) offers internet service providers (ISPs) a tool that enables network traffic control. The new feature can be utilized by service providers within their own networks and may also be offered as a value-added service to their customers. With Optenet's bandwidth management capability,...

2008-10-28 12:00:23

MIAMI, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Optenet, a global IT security company and provider of high-performance content filtering solutions, today announced it has expanded its content security solution to include a new bandwidth optimization function. Optenet Bandwidth Management (OBM) offers Internet Service Providers (ISPs) a sophisticated tool that enables highly granular, real-time network traffic control. The new feature can be utilized by service providers within their own networks and may also...


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