So after this Comcast will still have a government controlled monopoly in your area (or at least that is the most likely situation; cable is a normally a government controlled monopoly), and they will still be able jack rates up on you, they just won’t do it in particular because you are doing some streaming (it will be because of the more compelling reason of “just because”).
Did you know that when FDR imposed price controls on certain cuts of meat during his first term in office that butchers complied, and they invented new cuts of meat that weren’t controlled? True story. It’s almost as if companies will work around the rules however they can to turn a nice profit.
I’m going to be the first one here to predict that Comcast won’t be hurt by this. But I’m pretty sure they aren’t going to offer as many customized products to their customers, which I think means that their customers are the ones who will be hurt.
February 27, 2015 at 12:31pm
Yes! Finally! A stat that shows an increase under Obama!
February 27, 2015 at 12:29pm
landman1, yes it does seem like overkill to have to assign someone(s) to prove what they say day in and day out is fact.
Which makes me think that MMfA is actually an Obama Administration jobs program, and this is one FTE (probably part time though, you know, to avoid the Obamacare requirements).
 February 26, 2015 at 1:33pm
First of all I have no idea how it is that you are getting internet service, Comcast typically provides internet service via cable not wireless, and Googling Comcast wireless service provides no information on what wireless service you may be getting from them, so I just cant say anything about that. (It sounds like you are confused on what service you have, but who knows, I may be the confused one.)
But as far as not getting screwed financially goes, this in no way prevents you getting screwed. All it does is makes it so that they will have to charge everyone like they are streaming movies 24/7 to cover the bandwidth costs (rather than trying to assess the cost to the people who are doing the streaming).
Agreed Comcast can be pretty crooked (the way they update auto bill pay attempts to quietly assess a late charge for instance), but this doesn’t fix that, it just makes them be crooks with a different set of rules.
 February 24, 2015 at 10:55am
The party of “No” has spoken.
 February 24, 2015 at 10:33am
I thought California outlawed personal beliefs years ago.
 February 23, 2015 at 11:58am
Lib, Bush has done nothing that Obama hasn’t also done (in terms of sending troops abroad to fight and die for your non-reasons). So why does he not feel obligated to also show compassion to them?
 February 21, 2015 at 2:05pm
“Does that dress come in red, and men’s sizes?”
 February 20, 2015 at 10:34am
“Recommendations Thursday from a government advisory committee call for …”
As a guess, probably something that will be bad for me.
 February 12, 2015 at 11:36am
Based on the 2013 NHIS data [collected in 2013 from 34,557 adults aged 18 and over], 96.6% of adults identified as straight, 1.6% identified as gay or lesbian.
The percentage of the population that is left handed is about 11%.
Making being gay about 1/7th as natural as being left handed, statistically speaking.
Although I’d say based on popular TV shows that it is about 3 times as natural as being left handed.
 February 12, 2015 at 11:28am
I could have sworn there was a study just a couple of years ago showing how much better gay couples were at raising kids.
So I think the countdown is probably until another contradicting study rears it’s head.
Studies: something we can put our eternal faith in, and trust implicitly.
 February 9, 2015 at 4:21pm
Random? Terrorists use coins that always come off “Infidel heads”?
 February 9, 2015 at 11:00am
They are a hate group run by hating haters. (Jus sayin.)
 February 9, 2015 at 10:58am
Dear University of California Student Association, the feeling is mutual.
They need to be renamed:
Stupid University of California Student Association Spoiling Success
 February 9, 2015 at 10:56am
Exactly GP. She is attempting to embrace the people who are giving him his low poll numbers so they will think what she is saying relates to reality. And yes as soon as there is someone running against a democrat in 2016 that will change.
 January 27, 2015 at 4:49pm
“with Tom Brady’s blessing”
Damnit whyd you have to go and bring religion into it!
 January 27, 2015 at 4:46pm
NFL officials follow them into the bathroom in an effort to find out which bladder was drained.
 January 26, 2015 at 11:08am
Their hands are still sore from patting themselves on the back.
 January 26, 2015 at 10:25am
I’m pretty sure everyone involved knows how to measure the pressure of a football.
 January 23, 2015 at 11:21am
“Mitch said it would remain in place for at least as long ried did it.”
How about until all of the things that were done using it are rolled back, and make rolling them back the only priority? Nah, never happen.