Originally published: April 7, 2010
Last updated: April 7, 2010 - 11:22am
Comcast cable Internet users across the country can now keep track of their data usage to make sure they don't go over their 250GB a month data allowance, thanks to bandwidth meters deployed to customers nationwide April 1.
Comcast will send users an e-mail with a link to the meter, which can be found on their Comcast.net user page. As of Thursday, the meter is now available more than 25 states including all or parts of: Oregon, Washington, Maine, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, Connecticut, Vermont, Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri , Colorado, Utah, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, South Carolina, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, and Washington (DC). Comcast, which was dinged by the FCC for throttling peer-to-peer traffic, instituted its 250GB per month cap in August 2008 -- as a way for it to cut down on its heaviest bandwidth users without picking on specific kinds of net usage. It still sells its Internet based on a connection's speed, not the amount of data used.
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