Karl Bode on DSL Reports broke the story that Comcast will be capping bandwidth to 250GB per month starting on October 1st.
So what does this mean for Netflix streaming customers? The Comcast website estimates that it customers would have to download about 125 movies in a month to hit the cap:
250 GB/month is an extremely large amount of data, much more than a typical residential customer uses on a monthly basis. Currently, the median monthly data usage by our residential customers is approximately 2 - 3 GB. To put 250 GB of monthly usage in perspective, a customer would have to do any one of the following:
Send 50 million emails (at 0.05 KB/email)
Download 62,500 songs (at 4 MB/song)
Download 125 standard-definition movies (at 2 GB/movie)
Upload 25,000 hi-resolution digital photos (at 10 MB/photo)