Today is the day the Internet died. Effective today, Comcast starts metering broadband access. If you’re a Comcast High-speed Internet subscriber, then expect your traffic to be capped at 250GB per month. True, that’s a sizeable limit, but consider how much bandwidth is used by HD video. Who knows what we’ll be downloading in the future?
Subscribers to services like Xbox Live, Blockbuster Online and Netflix are going to shit an actual, life-size brick when they start maxing out their traffic halfway through the month and can’t even check their e-mail. Don’t even get me started on BitTorrent.
It’s not often that a company gives loyal customers less service for the exact same price as before.
Shame on Comcast for limiting broadband traffic. If I wanted to pay by the byte, I’d time-travel back to 1994 and subscribe to AOL again. As soon as I can switch to another cable provider (Knology, where are you?), you better believe I’m going to jump.