Last year I wrote articles about how I frequently went over Comcast’s 250GB threshold and was NEVER called or warned about going. I feel that Comcast monitored its network by region and would not call people in regions that were less threatened by network congestion. Thus, living in a suburb of the Twin Cities, I hardly doubt most my surrounding neighbors know about bitorrent, or any sort of P2P.
We recently moved to a new townhouse in March of 2012. We’re still in the same city, but just a little further south. Ever since we joined with Comcast again in March, I have not been able to see my bandwidth meter when I login to my account. After Googling what the reasoning could be, I learned that Comcast got rid of their 250GB limit in May! Exciting, right!? Not quite… it looks like Comcast is axing their 250GB cap to give everyone a 300GB limit and then start charging $10 more for every 50GB you go over. Yikes! As you can see from some of my previous posts, I have easily gone over this limit by day 15.
From what I can find, Comcast is “still” calling customers that are going over the 250GB limit. However, this month I know I have easily gone over 500GB because I’m working on getting my torrent ration back to 1:1 for some of the private sites I belong to.
If you’re worried like me, don’t sweat it right now. Comcast is testing their new bandwidth structure in Nashville, TN. Until they roll this new plan out nationwide, then we should start freaking out! However, there’s a backup plan if you constantly will go over the 250GB limit! Switch to Comcast business. Although it’s $60/month for a 12Mbps/2Mbps connection, business class owners virtually get “unlimited” bandwidth. If Comcast eventually does flip the switch on us here in the Twin Cities, I will be switching to Comcast business Internet.