[mythtv-users] Comcast to drop analog cable

David Brodbeck gull at gull.us
Tue Jun 17 18:05:05 UTC 2008

Brian Wood wrote:
> On Tuesday 17 June 2008 11:42:29 David Brodbeck wrote:
>> Given that some ISPs are now shifting away from the unlimited access
>> model, I'm not sure downloadable HDTV content is going to remain an
>> attractive proposition.  The service model Time Warner is testing in
>> Texas charges $1/gigabyte for overages, which makes sending a DVD
>> through the mail look relatively cheap.
> "Overage" from what? IOW what's the basic allowance that you get charged or 
> going "over".

5 gigabytes per month for the $29.95/month, 768 kbps plan; 40 gigabytes
per month for the $59.95/month, 15 mbps plan.  They claim this is to
solve the problem of 5% of the users consuming 50% of the bandwidth.

If it spreads it could really put a damper on video download sites.
Some people think that's not by accident; surely Time Warner would
rather have people pay them for their video-on-demand services instead
of using their internet service as a pipe for someone else's.

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