Feds to probe Comcast's BitTorrent busting

Chris Carey chris.carey at gmail.com
Mon Jan 14 17:29:44 MST 2008


On Jan 14, 2008 5:19 PM, Corey Edwards <tensai at zmonkey.org> wrote:
> On Mon, 2008-01-14 at 17:07 -0700, MT Morales wrote:
> > hmm... does Utopia charge for exceeding your bandwidth utilization cap?
>
> As I understand Utopia (I am not a customer, but have followed it
> somewhat), they charge the ISP for each bit that the customer uses. The
> ISP is free to bill for that as they see fit. They can either aggregate
> the costs and offer simple unlimited plans, hoping to make up for heavy
> uses with a lot of light users. Or they could cap and charge extra. Or
> they could meter usage.
>
> Corey

AFAIK, from 0 to 100gigs is one flat fee, after the 100 gigs there is
a additional fee per meg/per gig. Similar to a cell phone bill.

Chris



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