--Comcast Bans Bandwidth Hog For One Year
(July 14, 2011)
Comcast has banned a Seattle man from the Internet for a year because
he used too much data. Andre Vrignaud used more than 250 GB of data on
his Comcast Internet connection for two months in a row, violating the
company's use policy, which does not allow those who are banned to
switch to more expensive, uncapped, but lower speed connections. A
Comcast spokesperson said that the 250 GB limit was established after
the company agreed not to selectively slow down peer-to-peer traffic.
The limit is designed to prevent users from degrading their neighbors'