Thursday, December 3, 2009

High-Speed Internet Data-Use Meters in Oregon

Link to December 1 Multichannel News post, "Comcast Tests Data-Usage Meter In Oregon".

Excerpt: More than a year after instituting an "excessive usage" cap for all of its broadband customers, Comcast is launching a usage-metering pilot for subscribers in Portland, Ore., that will let them track how much Internet bandwidth they consume.

Beginning Tuesday and continuing over the next couple of weeks, all of Comcast's high-speed Internet customers in Portland will receive e-mails informing them that the meter is available via their account details on the Customer Central Web portal.

"Our hope is that people will see how little data they actually consume, and have some comfort that see that they're not even close to the limit," Comcast director of corporate communications Charlie Douglas said. "If you have to ask if you're an excessive user, you probably aren't one."

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