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Comcast may cap downloads

May 08, 2008|From Times Wire Services

Comcast Corp., the nation's second-largest Internet service provider, is considering setting an official limit on the amount of data that subscribers can download each month and charging a fee for those who go over.

For years, Comcast has directly called customers who use up several times more bandwidth than the typical subscriber's 2 gigabytes a month. The big users were asked to cut back or their accounts would be canceled.

Some Comcast customers have griped that the company hasn't been more forthcoming about the bandwidth ceiling that spurred calls. Comcast aims to improve transparency with the shift.

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