Friday, May 16, 2014

Comcast spells bad news for MSDN Subscribers

If you are currently a Comcast subscriber, you may want to check out this article:

If this bandwidth cap does indeed end up taking place for all Comcast subscribers, this will definitely spell bad news for MSDN Subscribers.

As most developers (and MSDN Subscribers in particular) well know, downloading software such as ISO images from MSDN can easily consume lots of bandwidth.  If you download multiple ISO images, service pack downloads, Visual Studio tools, and work with web sites or Virtual Machines in the cloud, you can easily guess that you will probably eat through a standard allotment of bandwidth pretty quickly.

Fortunately, for me, I am a WOW! Customer so this will not affect me (at least in the near term).  However, if Comcast sets a precedent for all other ISPs, this spells bad news for everyone....

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