No, it's not as bad as everyone cries about. The Extreme 105 tier has a cap of 600 GB, which is really not that bad. One could always sign up for a business account and get unlimited data and Comcast's business prices are much friendlier then Time Warner's. Comcast isn't Verizon Wireless or AT&T Mobility, they don't charge you $10 per gig if you go over your tiny allotment. As long as I can get everything that I get now for roughly the same price, I do not care. As long as programming isn't dropped, as long as I can continue to get the outstanding customer service I get now, as long as advancements are being made, I do not care. I just hope many jobs aren't lost. Service tech, headend techs and similar positions shouldn't be affected, but I've met a lot of regional higher ups at Mt Hope and I hope everything works out for them.
My experience is not indicative of everyone, I get that but here's a thought. So far in the short year that 2014 has been, I've been online and more then ever, and that's saying a lot as the internet is my life. I don't believe in Netflix, Hulu or other crappy internet video streaming services. But I have downloaded the entire series so far of Shameless and House of Lies on DirecTV On Demand, along with about 10 movies. Every Saturday, and every Sunday when football is not on I stream Leo Laporte's Tech Guy in high definition and download three of his weekly videocasts in HD as well. I stream many hours of Sirius XM, Pandora along with an online radio station on Shoutcast called 'RockHard' that streams at 320k. Both my smartphone and tablet have received updates that are substantial in size. I reformatted one of my computers, had a gig worth of updates to download plus my entire music library on it from Google Music. I just bought an Xbox One which is data hungry. I often bring company laptops home from work to update them, I do work from home, VPN and remote desktop into work on a regular basis, transfer multi gigabyte files from work to home. My total data usage for the month of February thus far is 135 GB, my total for January is listed at 44 GB buts that's effective Jan 17, since I had my modem swapped out. I think I had around 80 GB prior to that. For someone like me who lives on the internet and not even being able to use the lowest cap Comcast offers in a two month span, I'm puzzled.
I'm against government interference in business, and do not want the government telling Comcast how they must run their own business, but I would be 110% in-favor of caps so long as they are waived for those of us with more services and higher levels of service.
Let the backlash begin!