With Comcast's Friday announcement that it would start capping subscribers' monthly Internet usage at 250GB, some experts say a new, limited age of Internet usage is dawning. Comcast says the limit will kick in Oct. 1, after which customer service reps will contact users who transfer more than the 250GB of uploads and downloads. Median monthly usage, Comcast says, is 2GB to 3GB a month.
Users who violate the limit will get a call from a customer service rep the first time; after a second overage, the user's Internet service will be shut down for one year. Comcast says 250GB is plenty for an average user, even one who downloads music and movies regularly. Commercial customers aren't affected.
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