Originally Posted by jcthorne
With Aereo, you would be streaming ALL of your programming, not just Netflix. With HD channels at 1.5 to 2 GB per hour, you will hit the Comcast home use cap. For full time streaming, you would need the uncapped commercial service which steps the price up a bit. (starts at about $60 a month for 15Mbit service ).
No, as long as the internet providers have the caps, a full time streaming solution will not be feasible.
I cut the cord a number of years ago. I currently have no OTA and use streaming pretty much exclusively for content (except for a few DVDs per month). We watch at least an hour of streaming per day, and many days it will be more like 3-4 hours. Both my wife and I work from home and do a lot of work on the internet, stream radio, use a VPN, etc... I still don't think I've ever broken 100GB in a month. My weekly average seems to hover around 15GB or so according to my router.
I don't stream in full HD, which I know would be a deal breaker for some (I actually find that HD degrades the experience, so I'm happy to do without it).