Like the aunt who always gave you underwear at Christmas, Comcast is offering an unwanted (although useful) service for customers. It’s giving its users access to automatic online storage through a partnership with Mozy. Qwest and Verizon also have a similar online backup services, but it’s not clear how many consumers want a storage service from their ISP.
Like ISP email addresses, how many people really will use such a service on a regular basis? Based on an admittedly unscientific poll of our readers a month ago, only 10 percent of readers wanted storage services from their ISP. Here is Comcast’s pricing for backup:
- 2 GB free with broadband subscription
- 50 GB for $4.99 a month or $49.99 per year
- 200 GB for$9.99 a month or $99.99 per year
Comcast helpfully tells people that with 2 GB of storage, a person could store one of the following: 200 high-resolution photos, 480 music files, one standard definition movie file or 10,000 average MS Word documents. Readers, what’s your take?
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