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Comcrap at it again

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Date: Aug 28, 2008 - 10:44 PM
Comcrap have announced their latest plan to screw the consumer: re-implementing the same nonsense that made millions of people leave CompuServ back in the day.

"As part of our pre-existing policy, we will continue to contact the top users of our high-speed Internet service and ask them to curb their usage," Comcast said Thursday.

"If a customer uses more than 250 GB and is one of the top users of our service, he or she may be contacted by Comcast to notify them of excessive use," according to the AUP. "At that time, we'll tell them exactly how much data per month they had used. We know from experience the vast majority of customers we ask to curb usage do so voluntarily."
Of course, if you do certain things (play World of Warcraft, have instant messaging) that's a lot easier limit to hit than they let on. But never let the truth get in the way of Comcrap's trying to weasel out of actually providing the service they advertise!

And of course, Comcrap gets away with this because it's an illegal monopoly in most of its "service" areas. When your "choice" is Comcrap, abysmally slow dialup, or ridiculous-latency satellite, there's not much choice at all.

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