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Comcast Disables Its Throttling System, But Keeps Data Caps In 27 States

4 monthes ago   |   By Android Headlines

Comcast has disabled its throttling system that was created back in 2008 during the BitTorrent controversy. This shows that it was really just a way to milk its service and bring in more cash. However, while it has disabled its throttling system, it is still keeping its data caps intact. These data caps are available in a little more than half of the States in the US, so there aren't data caps across the board. Though Comcast's data caps aren't too strict. With a 1TB data cap, and you can exceed it twice before being charged penalties.
This throttling system was put in place after Comcast...
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Comcast disabled throttling system, proving data cap is just a money grab

Comcast disabled throttling system, proving data cap is just a money grab

4 monthes ago   |   By Ars Technica

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Comcast has disabled a throttling system that it deployed in 2008 in order to slow down heavy Internet users.
Comcast's network is now strong enough that a congestion management system isn't needed, the company says. The system has been "essentially inactive for more than a year," and is now disabled entirely.
Yet the nation's largest cable operator still imposes data caps and overage fees in 27 states, claiming that it limits the amount of data customers use each month " based on a principle of fairness ."
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