T-Mobile Removes 1GB 3G Data Cap for G1 Android Phone

T-Mobile's just rolled back on their 1GB usage cap » 9/24/08 7:01pm 9/24/08 7:01pm on their 3G plans for upcoming G1 Android customers, instead going to a hold-up-while-we-figure-this-out route. The statement they give now states that they can reduce throughput for "a small fraction" of users who are using too much data, but exact terms and limits…

Comcast Sues FCC to Get P2P Slowdown Ban Reversed

Comcast has sued the FCC » 9/05/08 11:00am 9/05/08 11:00am to overturn its order to , as was . Even though they're fighting to have the FCC's ruling reversed, it's actually not so they can go back to mucking your P2P funtime—no, they're already way down the road of to DSL speed for up to 20 minutes, with . The point is to rollback the FCC's power:…

Comcast's 250GB Data Caps Now Official, Starting in October

Bad news for Comcast folks-the 250GB caps that were once rumored » 8/28/08 5:46pm 8/28/08 5:46pm are now officially official and will start October 1 for residential customers. But, instead of charging you for every GB you go beyond that in a month, Comcast is getting a bit more byzantine-if you blow the cap twice in six months, they may terminate…

Comcast's New Network Management Will Slow Down Heavy Users for Up to 20 Minutes

While Comcast's new network management scheme- to slow down heavy bandwidth users' entire connection » 8/20/08 8:57pm 8/20/08 8:57pm-, we're just . People hitting their pipe hard-whether it's watching a boatload of streaming video or FTP or whatever-will see their top speeds cut for 10 to 20 minutes at a time. Under the setup, Comcast claims it will…

Has Comcast Lowered Their Monthly Usage Limits?

We known for a while that Comcast's "unlimited" broadband is actually not so. The monthly usage limit seemed to be near 300GB before, but reader Ace says that he got a nasty phone call warning him that his usage is in the top one percent of residential plans, and it's pissing on everyone else's internet funtime… » 8/11/08 1:20pm 8/11/08 1:20pm

Giz Explains: How Broadband Usage Caps Will Kill Internet Video

NBC's scheduled coverage of the 2008 Olympics is absolutely breathtaking in its scope: It's broadcasting over 3,600 hours of the world's greatest athletes performing feats that reveal how shapeless and amoebic the rest of humanity is-that's 1,000 more hours than the last 12 Summer Olympics combined. The internet is a… » 8/06/08 3:00pm 8/06/08 3:00pm

Welcome to the Future of Broadband: Third Major ISP AT&T Testing Bandwidth Caps in the Fall

AT&T chief tech officer John Donovan has told Wired that they're going to test bandwidth caps in the fall, making them the third of the four major ISPs to do so. (Verizon stands alone, but for how long?) He lays out the familiar rationale, a small group of users (5 percent) pillage the network (40 percent) and they've… » 6/07/08 6:57pm 6/07/08 6:57pm

Comcast Elaborates Slightly on Unlimited Cable Internet Caps: 90GB to 150GB

Although Comcast advertises an unlimited cable-internet use policy, many heavy downloaders have run into an invisible cap, which triggers a call from Comcast's Security Department that flags their account for excessive use. The second time this happens, you're booted altogether—under the reason of hampering connection… » 9/16/07 12:15pm 9/16/07 12:15pm