While everyone is up in arms about US ISPs such as Comcast instituting bandwidth caps that’ll keep you from downloading all the sweet, sweet data that you want, what about telcos in Japan? Well, they’re going to start instituting caps as well. Oh, the horror? What is it, 25GB a month? 50GB? No, actually. NTT Communications is going to start instituting an upload cap of 30GB… per day. I’m pretty sure if I was uploading at max speed at all times I couldn’t hit 30GB a day.
The cap is being put into place to control a small number of users who have set up file sharing servers and are pumping out far more than that a day. If you’re a downloader, don’t you worry, no download cap is going to be put into place, so feel free to continue using the hell out of that gorgeous 100Mbps connection of yours.
Sure makes that Time Warner download cap of 40GB per month seem stingy as hell, doesn’t it? Stupid jerkface American ISPs. [Ars Technica]