After 20 years of marriage, a couple was lying in bed one evening, when the wife felt her husband begin to fondle her in ways he hadn’t in quite some time.
It almost tickled as his fingers started at her neck, and then began moving down past the small of her back.
He then caressed her shoulders and neck, slowly worked his hand down over her breasts, stopping just over her lower stomach.
He then proceeded to place his hand on her left inner arm, caressed past the side of her breast again, working down her side, passed gently over her buttock and down her leg to her calf. Then, he proceeded up her inner thigh, stopping just at the uppermost portion of her leg. He continued in the same manner on her right side, then suddenly stopped, rolled over and started to watch the tv.
As she had become quite aroused by this caressing, she asked in a loving voice, ‘That was wonderful. Why did you stop?’
He said, ‘I found the remote’.
So it’s official.
From October 1, all residential customers will be subject to a 250GB cap. Ok, it’s better than some North American operators that have caps as low as 60GB in place, but in these days of audio and certainly video downloading it still stinks.
Comcast say that less than 1% of users will be affected. This again is perhaps true, but as more and more folks use online video, that is going to increase.
Surely it would be better to bring the network up to modern standards, rather than limiting users, but then that would encourage more users to download TV and video from the Internet, than pay for numerous premium rate channels.
My opinion is that everything will eventually come through the net. The technology is there already; it’s just the likes of Comcast that don’t want to see the true convergence of Television and Internet. If they did, it would be widespread now. There would be media centers in very many living rooms. After all, if a viewer can afford a 40-50 inch HD TV, then they can probably afford a computer with HD output to drive it all. It makes sense too. It’s still not easy to get the downloaded movie from your PC to your TV – not nearly as easy as it could be, for the majority of folks.
Meanwhile, the Twin Cities are getting 50mbps download speeds, with 5mbps upload, albeit at a price. The service is to come on stream shortly for $149.99 a month. Then again, if you have Comcast Internet, and all the TV channels they offer, the bill is currently around $200 anyway – so why not simply have a bigger pipe, and get the whole lot off the net? It would be easy to build charging model in – what’s happened to smart cards that go into your computer to unlock premium channels? Wasn’t there some law that mandated that a few years back?
Mind you, will these wideband users in the Twin Cities be subject to the 250GB cap as well? That would truly suck.