NTT Communications: Uploads Will Be Limited to 30GB per Day
Facing so many critics (and possible lawsuits) with regard to the way they control traffic over the Internet, ISPs have resorted to another method of interfering with peer-to-peer traffic, namely, data caps.
Following in the footsteps of Time Warner, the notorious Comcast seems to be working on consumption-based billing strategy. The offer comes in packages that range from $29.95 p/month for a 768kbps connection and a 5GB monthly cap to $54.90 p/month for a 15mbps connection and a 40GB cap according to Zeropaid. Customers will pay an extra $1 for each GB that exceeds their limit.
Even more determined seems to be NTT Communications, one of the main ISPs in Japan largest ISPs which plans to restrict uploads to 30GB from August 1st. It will allow downloads to be unlimited. If you think that an XVID film takes up an average of 700MB it results in a maximum upload of about 42 films per day on p2p sites!
Japan initiated a plan to install fiber optic network connections that enable NTT and other ISPs to provide DL and UL speeds at an incredible 100Mbps for which they charge only $46 USD per month.
This new data cap policy from NTT is clearly comes to meet the boldness of the file-sharers to really use purchased bandwidth; however having connection speeds reaching 100Mbps (!) things do tend to appear different.