by Jason Snell
Comcast to roll out 1TB data caps?
Glenn Fleishman wants to criticize internet providers for their ridiculous data caps, but Comcast’s 1TB limit actually seems reasonable, he writes in TidBITS:
The Comcast corporate blog noted a couple of interesting facts: 99 percent of its customers consume less than a terabyte per month, and its average user passes only about 60 GB. The WSJ article got an additional tidbit from Comcast, however, noting that 2 million subscribers exceed 300 GB a month, and noted that Time Warner Cable’s average use is 141 GB per month and growing 40 percent a year.
Here’s a look at my bandwidth history with Comcast:
As Glenn notes in the article, this is probably due to my backing up giant podcast sessions via CrashPlan. I’m curious, so I’ve stopped backing up the sessions that I don’t actually need to save long-term, to see if it helps reduce my usage. But I do have a teenager who streams Netflix constantly…
We’ll see. I may end up paying extra. I guess it’s nice to finally be a one percenter in something…?