Broadband Rules To Change?

CNET’s News.com is reporting that some broadband providers are beginning to put some sort of cap on how much bandwidth a user can crank through in a given month. The article specifically talks about a Comcast example, and goes into what some other providers are thinking about doing. This is obviously getting a big push with the peer-to-peer issue currently going on, as traffic has probably lowered a bit, but is still high. The statistic that is amazing is that 6 percent of Comcast’s users use up 78% of Comcast’s bandwidth, or so they are reporting. Forget 80/20 rule, that’s way out of line. I did like the attitudes of some of the people involved, such as SBC, who says that they “make whatever bandwidth they need (their customers) available to them.”

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