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I went over the limit (comcast 250 GB)
Posted by: space-time
Date: January 31, 2014 09:53PM
wow, I haven't checked my usage in several months now; what a surprise. Now I need to figure out if it's from streaming Netflix, Youtube, or a neighbor is stealing my bandwidth (I kind of doubt it, I have a 31 character WPA2 password)

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Re: I went over the limit (comcast 250 GB)
Posted by: mikebw
Date: January 31, 2014 10:10PM
yikes!
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Re: I went over the limit (comcast 250 GB)
Posted by: thermarest
Date: January 31, 2014 10:20PM
that's a whole lotta netflix. do you just leave it streaming to keep the cat company while you're out?
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Re: I went over the limit (comcast 250 GB)
Posted by: freeradical
Date: January 31, 2014 10:31PM
Something is wrong here. I no longer use Netflix streaming, but when I did, I never used more than about 100-125 GB per month. Now I use something like 30-50 GB a month. At most.
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Re: I went over the limit (comcast 250 GB)
Posted by: jdc
Date: January 31, 2014 11:14PM
I learned just recently that Uverse users -- like me -- have unlimited bandwidth.

Really wouldn't even know how to check.



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Re: I went over the limit (comcast 250 GB)
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: February 01, 2014 01:13AM
Are you viewing HD movies on any of the services? 1080 movies can be 3 GB. I have gotten close to 250 GB several times but I don't think I have ever gone over by more than 10%.



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Re: I went over the limit (comcast 250 GB)
Posted by: space-time
Date: February 01, 2014 06:11AM
we started Breaking Bad on Neflix in December and finished it in January. That would be about 30-35 episodes in January. Then add 13 episodes of House of Cards. The rest must be youtube and radio streaming. I really don't know what else it could be.
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Re: I went over the limit (comcast 250 GB)
Posted by: gabester
Date: February 01, 2014 07:26AM
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jdc
I learned just recently that Uverse users -- like me -- have unlimited bandwidth.

I think you meant to say you have unlimited downloads. Your bandwidth is almost certainly limited... by the laws of physics if not AT&T.

In fact, Uverse is AT&T's hedge to provide video services without bringing fiber to the premises of their customers. It's markedly slower than cable due to the limitations of the POTS-based copper line coming to your endpoint... and at best they offer something in the tens of MB per second capacity... This in turn would ultimately limit your downloads as well... to something on the order of 20 TB a month.

Just sayin. Plus, I have to rag on the big bad telco/cable providers whenever I can.
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Re: I went over the limit (comcast 250 GB)
Posted by: Speedy
Date: February 01, 2014 08:01AM
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gabester
I have to rag on the big bad telco/cable providers whenever I can.

And justifiable no matter where in the country your street is.



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Re: I went over the limit (comcast 250 GB)
Posted by: dfilpus
Date: February 01, 2014 09:37AM
Uverse in our area has a 250 GB/mo cap.
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Re: I went over the limit (comcast 250 GB)
Posted by: graylocks
Date: February 01, 2014 09:56AM
just checked my account. says my limit is 300GB. we used 222GB in January. my son finally has a job so that number is bound to decrease. the account also says i have 3 courtesy overage months meaning i'm allowed to go over 3 different months before they'll start billing me.



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Re: I went over the limit (comcast 250 GB)
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: February 01, 2014 10:41AM
My residents use comfortably over 1TB every month. We got the faster Time Warner inter webs for that.

If Charter buys TWC, I'm screwed. It would be cheaper to buy a T-Mobile cell phone with LTE and unlimited, set it up as a hot spot, and go with that.
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Re: I went over the limit (comcast 250 GB)
Posted by: freeradical
Date: February 01, 2014 10:45AM
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space-time
we started Breaking Bad on Neflix in December and finished it in January. That would be about 30-35 episodes in January. Then add 13 episodes of House of Cards. The rest must be youtube and radio streaming. I really don't know what else it could be.

I think that something else is going on.

This is what Netflix says about their data rates:



[support.netflix.com]
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Re: I went over the limit (comcast 250 GB)
Posted by: space-time
Date: February 01, 2014 10:50AM
I installed hola on my MBP in mid Jan to watch the last 8 episodes of breaking bad from Netflix UK. But even before that the usage was high. I need to disable hola after the Olympics and see if useage goes down
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Re: I went over the limit (comcast 250 GB)
Posted by: GGD
Date: February 01, 2014 12:08PM
Isn't it obvious? The kids discovered Porn.
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Re: I went over the limit (comcast 250 GB)
Posted by: jdc
Date: February 01, 2014 12:08PM
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gabester
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jdc
I learned just recently that Uverse users -- like me -- have unlimited bandwidth.

I think you meant to say you have unlimited downloads. Your bandwidth is almost certainly limited... by the laws of physics if not AT&T.

Just sayin. Plus, I have to rag on the big bad telco/cable providers whenever I can.

Ugh, I think we all know what I meant. RollingEyesSmiley5

If we just spent all day ragging on the big bad _________(take your pick) we would be here for years....



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Re: I went over the limit (comcast 250 GB)
Posted by: hal
Date: February 01, 2014 04:05PM
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jdc
If we just spent all day ragging on the big bad _________(take your pick) we would be here for years....

What do you mean... "if"?
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Re: I went over the limit (comcast 250 GB)
Posted by: silvarios
Date: February 01, 2014 09:08PM
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cbelt3
My residents use comfortably over 1TB every month. We got the faster Time Warner inter webs for that.

If Charter buys TWC, I'm screwed. It would be cheaper to buy a T-Mobile cell phone with LTE and unlimited, set it up as a hot spot, and go with that.

T-Mobile limits hotspot usage to 2.5GB at full speed and then throttled thereafter. Unlimited non throttled mobile data is limited to the phone itself. You might be able to get around this with an unlocked phone, but carriers can usually figure out if you are tethering.
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Re: I went over the limit (comcast 250 GB)
Posted by: Forrest
Date: February 02, 2014 08:54AM
space-time:
Comcast currently has NO limit on bandwidth.

It's stated in the last sentence of your screenshot: Note enforcement of the 250GB data consumption threshold is currently suspended.

Comcast enforced this limit a few years ago, but hasn't formally enforced it since.
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