This news kind of stinks, but I think they are just formalizing the 
policy that they've been using. Big-time downloaders have been harassed 
by Comcast for a long time.

Alas, it seems armchair Proteomics will no longer be practical for the 
average Comcast customer.

Jayson

James A Hill wrote:
> Our lobby group in Washington isn't doing a very good job... o wait... 
> nevermind.
>  
> Augie
>
>     ----- Original Message -----
>     *From:* Bryan Smith <mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
>     *To:* ProteomeCommons.org Tranche Dev
>     <mailto:proteomecommons-tranche-dev@googlegroups.com>
>     *Sent:* Monday, September 08, 2008 6:22 PM
>     *Subject:* Comcast 250MB monthly limit starting October 1
>
>     Have you heard about the new Comcast limit?:
>
>     http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080829/wr_nm/comcast_internet_dc
>
>     This could pose a problem for armchair Proteomics. For example,
>     downloading our three largest projects would come close to
>     exceeding (or would exceed) this limit.
>
>     In contrast:
>     * 50,000 MP3s could be downloaded, assuming 5MB/CD.
>     * 357 (700MB) CDs worth of data would barely make it under the limit.
>
>
>     Cheers,
>     Bryan
>
>
>     >


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