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    Mediacom bandwidth metering?

    I saw on Facebook that there are people getting notices from Mediacom that they will begin a 250GB/mo cap starting 9/17. Didn't say if that was tied to a certain account type or what. Anyone else see this?



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    Re: Mediacom bandwidth metering?

    Yep. They started phasing it in with new/renewed customers quite a while ago but now I think they're going to apply it to all residential customers. We signed a new two-year deal with them several months ago and it included a 250gb cap. As far as I know I haven't come close to going over so it's not a big deal to me.



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    Re: Mediacom bandwidth metering?

    Just switched to IMON last week in Cedar Rapids and couldn't be more happy that I did. No limit there.


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    Re: Mediacom bandwidth metering?

    I got the notice yesterday. I wonder if this is their effort to counteract people dropping cable and going completely web based.



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    Re: Mediacom bandwidth metering?

    Quote Originally Posted by ruxCYtable View Post
    Yep. They started phasing it in with new/renewed customers quite a while ago but now I think they're going to apply it to all residential customers. We signed a new two-year deal with them several months ago and it included a 250gb cap. As far as I know I haven't come close to going over so it's not a big deal to me.
    You can go over the 250gb limit for your monthly cost, so it isn't a cap. It does, however, cost $10/50gb there after.

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    Re: Mediacom bandwidth metering?

    how much video streaming will it take to go over that?



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    Re: Mediacom bandwidth metering?

    Quote Originally Posted by Triggermv View Post
    Just switched to IMON last week in Cedar Rapids and couldn't be more happy that I did. No limit there.
    Same here, the channel selection isn't as good (and lacks the Cyclones.TV channel). But I stream more than I watch TV and download a bunch of stuff so I'll take slightly less better TV selection for much better internet.



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    Re: Mediacom bandwidth metering?

    Quote Originally Posted by cybsball20 View Post
    I got the notice yesterday. I wonder if this is their effort to counteract people dropping cable and going completely web based.
    That's the exact reason....and all internet providers will be doing it here shortly



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    Re: Mediacom bandwidth metering?

    Quote Originally Posted by cybsball20 View Post
    I got the notice yesterday. I wonder if this is their effort to counteract people dropping cable and going completely web based.
    Yup.

    The people begging for "a la carte" should be more careful for what they wish for.

    $100 for cabletv, plus $50 for mediacom internet.

    In the hypothetical a la carte future,

    $0 for cable tv, $110 for high-speed internet (still probably capped), $35 for ESPN suite. $15 FoxSports suite...nbcsports....cbssports......BigXII network.....



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    Re: Mediacom bandwidth metering?

    250 GB is still quite a bit, even if you stream/play games I would think. Do they have a way to monitor usage?



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    Re: Mediacom bandwidth metering?

    Quote Originally Posted by iowast8fan View Post
    how much video streaming will it take to go over that?
    A rough estimate is about 1gb per hour so it would take quite a lot.



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    Re: Mediacom bandwidth metering?

    Now it will take me 12 months to fill my 3 tb hard drive with porn.



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    Re: Mediacom bandwidth metering?

    Quote Originally Posted by huntt26 View Post
    250 GB is still quite a bit, even if you stream/play games I would think. Do they have a way to monitor usage?
    Really? And no, 250GB isn't that much if you work from home, stream Netflix/Amazon Prime/etc, play online games, stream music...



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    Re: Mediacom bandwidth metering?

    the sooner Google Fiber gets here the better.


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    Re: Mediacom bandwidth metering?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1100011CS View Post
    Really? And no, 250GB isn't that much if you work from home, stream Netflix/Amazon Prime/etc, play online games, stream music...
    I mis-typed my question. Do WE have a way to monitor usage via Mediacom's website or a third party program? Obviously, Mediacom can track it.



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