The problem was that it wasn’t implemented in the first place and there was really no way to implement it that wouldn’t impact file availability.
Consider that say 10% of nodes have a bandwidth cap and run into that near the end of the month. Now if a file has enough pieces on that 10% of nodes which now refuse downloads, the file is no longer available to the customer.
To find out how many people would need something like bandwidth limits Storjlabs did a poll among SNOs and it turns out that almost nobody had a bandwidth limit that would cause a problem. So it was decided to remove that feature completely. I don’t expect it will come back because of this. Especially since the US is in the middle of finding out that those bandwidth caps were kind of BS to begin with. All ISPs have eliminated bandwidth limits during the corona crisis, while at the same time demand on the networks is higher than ever, because of people working at home. And so far I haven’t heard of any issues. Hopefully people in the US will remember this and demand better after this crazy situation is over.
I did however find that there seems to be a bit of an issue with how the data is outlined on the CLI dashboard.