Sources: Comcast [speech to investors; PDF], , , Ars Technica
quote: That's not the point that's being made. They're capping data because they *can*. Because they are a monopoly...and you as a user have no choice to use a different cable provider that might offer a better option. There's nothing more behind this than abuse of a monopoly position. Pure and simple. The monopolies (and rare duopolies) need to be destroyed. The market needs to function.
quote: Comcast only recently started experimenting with terminating its "overactive" users -- including large families with multiple users -- who "overuse" their connections. Comcast is likely right in a way; customers might be happier with it charging them a penalty with a slightly higher cap (300 GB) rather than sending threats and eventually terminating them for going over a smaller cap (250 GB).
quote: To put 300GB in context, our median customer’s data use is about 16 to 18GB per month.
quote: ...just from gaming and Netflix/Prime usage