Who's upset about the 250GB/month bandwidth limit imposed by Comcast?
Are there any other Comcast subscribers on the forum? If you're not familiar with it: Comcast, which is the second largest Internet Service Provider in the United States has imposed a 250GB bandwidth cap to all residential subscribers as of October 1st, 2008. (LINK)
Now, I'm a fairly technical person... maybe not the most technical when compared to the members on this forum... but to the average Joe, I'm a right-out geek. However, I don't feel at all restricted by this bandwidth limit... the fact is that there is a ton of outrage over this by people that won't even come close to being affected. While, I can see the concern for the few that will be affected (People that run some private servers from home or people that use online data backup repositories)... but am I the only one that thinks the outrage over this is way overblown?
To me it's like... a 24-hour McDonalds decided to change its hours to 7:00AM-3:00AM because the one guy that gets the munchies at 4:30AM just isn't paying the electric bill and night manager's salary... except, for some reason... all of those prime-time fast food lovers are going nuts...
I don't like limits as much as the next guy, but this isn't the government here... it's a private company offering a service... they make their own rules and rightfully so... so if their change in rules don't affect you, then I personally think you or anyone you know then you shouldn't complain about it. Personally, I think this is just aftershock from Comcast's P2P throttling that the FCC banned recently.
I don't want to be a Comcast fanboy here, but I've been with Comcast, Cablevision (one of the top 10), Time Warner (I think one of the top 3), and Earthlink (I had a stint with their DSL in the early 21st Century)... and Comcast is by far the best service that I've been with.