broadband caps

kevinbct

SatelliteGuys Family
Aug 27, 2007
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i have a question, i was reading about comcast putting a cap on broadband usuage and others thinking about doing it too. will this effect skyangel iptv?
here is a couple of webpages
Giz Explains: How Broadband Usage Caps Will Kill Internet Video
Putting a lid on broadband use - CNET News
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john

I read that Comcast has instituted a 250 GB monthly cap. I am not sure about other providers. I once calculated that 3 hours of daily sky angel uses 36 GB per month of bandwidth. I based this off of 900 kbps stream rate of Sky Angel. I converted bits to bytes and multiplied by 30 days. I could be a little off but I think I'm in the ballpark.
 

JeffH

SatelliteGuys Pro
Dec 6, 2004
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I read that Comcast has instituted a 250 GB monthly cap. I am not sure about other providers. I once calculated that 3 hours of daily sky angel uses 36 GB per month of bandwidth. I based this off of 900 kbps stream rate of Sky Angel. I converted bits to bytes and multiplied by 30 days. I could be a little off but I think I'm in the ballpark.

You are well within the ballpark. I have Comcast with a 250 GB AUP and if I had Sky Angel on a TV channel for 10 hours a day (which I don't) I would use about 125 GB. I was told by a reliable source that the actual usage would come in at about 119 GB for 10 hours/30 days.

I think 250 GB is a very reasonable cap and I've experienced very few problems with my IPTV service; I may even consider TiVo in the future.:)

Jeff
 

kevinbct

SatelliteGuys Family
Aug 27, 2007
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New England
You are well within the ballpark. I have Comcast with a 250 GB AUP and if I had Sky Angel on a TV channel for 10 hours a day (which I don't) I would use about 125 GB. I was told by a reliable source that the actual usage would come in at about 119 GB for 10 hours/30 days.

I think 250 GB is a very reasonable cap and I've experienced very few problems with my IPTV service; I may even consider TiVo in the future.:)

Jeff



As long as you're not one of these parents with a kid that downloads 4 full length movies a day..... you should be ok. :up
 
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