Comcast has announced that they will implement download quotas for users of 250GB per month. That sounds like a lot but what all is counted as downloaded by you?
When you use their web-based email access they push as much junk at you as AOL. Will all those graphics and flash files and other garbage will (if counted) be counted in your quota? That hardly seems fair as I never asked for that cr*p to begin with. What about the new HD movie download services that are starting to spring up? DO you think they might hurt Comcasts' bottom line if you are not subscribing to premium channels and downloading movies instead?
I think that is what is at the bottom of this whole quota scheme. They don't want you buying movies off of Amazon using your TiVo or getting movies from Netflix or the other outfits coming online. To make this work they need to get it in place BEFORE analog TV goes away. Why, because the bandwidth requirements for analog TV are much greater than digital, so when analog TV is gone they will have greater bandwidth. How can they justify imposing quotas or raising rates if additional capacity is made available by switching to 100% digital? Would be a tough sell don't ya think?