Feds to probe Comcast's BitTorrent busting

Jeff Nyman Jeff.Nyman at caselle.com
Tue Jan 15 07:34:35 MST 2008


Really? Geez I'm paying 45.50 now for 100GB.

-----Original Message-----
From: plug-bounces at plug.org [mailto:plug-bounces at plug.org] On Behalf Of Steve
Sent: Monday, January 14, 2008 9:14 PM
To: Provo Linux Users Group Mailing List
Subject: Re: Feds to probe Comcast's BitTorrent busting

You 100GB guys need to move over to the 500GB for $50 deal they got
going on right now.  Call Xmission and let them know you want it,
they'll be glad to upgrade you.

Sincerely,
Steve

On Jan 14, 2008 6:05 PM, Chris <plug.org at 2nerds.com> wrote:
> On Jan 14, 2008 5:29 PM, Chris Carey <chris.carey at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > 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.
>
>
> Yup.  Unlike Xmission's DSL service, Xmission residential UTOPIA circuits
> are metered with 100 GB/month included in the monthly fee.  Above 100
> GB/month, Xmission charges for additional UTOPIA bandwidth.  That's their
> official policy, anyway.  Having yet to exceed the monthly cap myself, I
> don't know how strictly the policy is enforced.
>
> UTOPIA itself charges ISPs on a per-bit basis, so Xmission is just passing
> costs on to those who use the bits.
>
> I cut WAY back on bittorrent traffic when I switched from a DSL line to
> UTOPIA.  I guess that's what happens when the bits are no longer "free".  I
> find it odd that UTOPIA bills by the bit, but maybe *I'm* just odd that way.
>
>
> Chris
>
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