He said there would be a generous 300 GB cap and it would cost $10 for each 50 GB block of data after.
We have Comcast currently and the place we are moving (short term) has a few options but Comcast is the only thing over a few mb/s. So... I'm fucked:
I am going to follow up with them more (to make sure the rep actually knew what he was talking about), but this is really, really bad for us (or anyone with Comcast). There is a local provider in Seattle that is expanding... but I'm on the waiting list. I might have to run my own lines. Anyone want to help me buy a few miles of cable?
I know you may be set on Seattle, and in all honesty, that may be the best thing, but, if you haven't put money down on a new place yet, consider looking somewhere else. Cox is a good ISP, and mediacom, while shit, does what you need them to if you pay for their business tier.
I sincerely hope you can get more wiggle room @Logan…
Saw the rant on twitter thanks to anon lols… maybe instead of seattle you should go to portland … I mean it is a potential google fiber city? then again moving for only internet access may not be a good motive…
Who is the local provider in seattle? I am curious
Around here Comcast has 150/20 business class for $249/mo or 100/20 $199/mo. They are uncapped but I'm not sure if that's changing too, or just the residential plans. Heck of a lot more attractive than a $550 bill if they keep business class uncapped.
Well we knew it was gonna happen sooner then later. Cable TV is dying at an alarming rate and you can't make profit with uncapped internet. Yep looks like everything is going to sh|t in a hand basket. The good old days of uncapped internet are coming to an end. There has to be a reasonable deal for businesses. I can only imagine what the trauma center I work for in Tacoma uses on a daily basis. Thing is if Comcast is gonna roll out this crap my guess is everyone else will to. I mean why wouldn't they. They know your gonna pay in this day and age.
I had a datacap when I first signed up for broadband many years ago. If I went over some low figure they'd send me an email asking me to upgrade and saying they'd let me off this time, I ended up paying about £40/month for my unlimited DSL. Later to be £20 a month for my unlimited fibre.
I don't even have a data cap on my phone, although they cut me off at 1TB. (Mobile provider is 3 - paying £15 a month)
I got someone signed up with TalkTalk's silly pricing. Paying £2.50/month (plus line rental) for unlimited DSL with a free router.
The reason I go into the pricing is to prove that data is so cheap that capping your usage is idiotic.
@Logan: Hang in there. There must be a solution to this.
Wow... my business 150/20 including a .240 subnet, a domain, a office 365 kiosk license, 24/7 support hotline and promised 4 hour reaction time is EUR 110,-. (250/25 without the subneting would be 177,- excl. VAT). Then again, different continent... [/OT]