“We’ve no plans at this stage to bring in any download limits,” a Telewest spokesman said, adding that it certainly wasn’t something that could be ruled out in the future. “If we were ever to consider such a move, we would try to learn from the customer feedback surrounding NTL, and look at other options.”…
“We certainly won’t just sneak it out on a Friday afternoon,” joked a Telewest insider.
The article also quotes analyst firm Jupiter Research:
According to analyst firm Jupiter Research, such data limits will be the rule, not the exception, by the end of 2003. Jupiter said this week that peer-to-peer file-swapping is already putting a heavy burden on broadband networks, so many ISPs will decide to implement some form of bandwidth restriction.