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2008-09-07 00:00:05

MINNEAPOLIS -- Comcast's plan to place a cap on consumer Internet use worries some customers who have come to take unfettered Web surfing for granted, even though most users aren't affected by the move. Beginning Oct. 1, Comcast will limit use of Internet bandwidth -- a measure of all of a person's monthly downloads and uploads of text, graphics, music, movies, photos and other information. The company said it reserves the right to terminate any residential customer who disregards company...

2008-09-03 09:00:17

By James Derk Scripps Howard News Service There is an ominous trend growing among Internet service providers -- that consumers should "pay by the drink" for their Internet usage. It was only a matter of time before we all paid the price for these idiots running movie-download servers all day and night down the block, but instead of ferreting out those guys (I mean, how hard is it really?) the ISPs of the nation are taking a hard look at bandwidth caps. That, on its face, would not be so...

2008-09-03 03:00:09

NEW YORK - Comcast, the nation's second-largest Internet service provider, said Thursday it would set an official limit on the amount of data subscribers can download and upload each month. On Oct. 1, the cable company will update its user agreement to say users will be allowed 250 gigabytes of traffic per month, the company announced on its Web site. Comcast has already reserved the right to cut off subscribers who use too much bandwidth each month, without specifying exactlywhat...

2008-08-30 09:00:31

By JAMES DERK There is an ominous trend growing among Internet service providers - that consumers should "pay by the drink" for their Internet usage. It was only a matter of time before we all paid the price for these idiots running movie-download servers all day and night down the block, but instead of ferreting out those guys (I mean, how hard is it really?) the ISPs of the nation are taking a hard look at bandwidth caps. That on its face would not be so bad, except the implementation...

2008-08-27 03:00:17

NEW YORK - Three months ago, Guy Distaffen switched Internet providers, lured from his cable company to his phone company by a year of free service on a two-year contract. But soon the company quietly updated its policies to say it would limit his Internet activity each month. "We felt that we were suckered," said Mr. Distaffen, who lives in the small village of Silver Springs in upstate New York. The phone company, Frontier Com-mu-nications Corp., is one of several Internet service...

2008-07-01 12:00:26

By The Bulletin, Bend, Ore. Jun. 30--BendBroadband relaunches its cable Internet service Tuesday with faster download speeds and a 100-gigabyte cap on downloads that has garnered national attention. Customers should see their download speeds double, and they do not have to adjust anything. Service shouldn't be interrupted by the relaunch, and service plan prices are unchanged. The cap limits the amount of material, including e-mails, music and movies, customers can download per...