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As they said, Comcast has pretty much always had that limit.

If you were seriously downloading 250 GB or more per month, you probably would have gotten a notice from your ISP telling you to stop, threatening to terminate your service. It's happened to a couple of my friends when they were torrenting day and night.

Now it's just official, and it's FAR more than many other countries' ISPs allow. I think a lot of UK ISPs limit to 40-60 GB.

When the internet gets faster, with fibre optics and such, and if the average user uses more bandwidth, they probably will raise the limit.

Related to digital distribution, I don't see this as a problem at all. The biggest games on Steam right now are still under 10 GB I believe...most large games are closer to 6 or 7 GB.  And I don't know anybody who's going to download 30 full-sized games in a month in order to get past 250 GB...that's a Half Life 2 or a Call of Duty 4 download each day for 30 days...no.

Bet with disolitude: Left4Dead will have a higher Metacritic rating than Project Origin, 3 months after the second game's release.  (hasn't been 3 months but it looks like I won :-p )