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If you're a Comcast customer, you now have a data cap

Written by Andre Yoskowitz @ 07 Oct 2016 12:42 User comments (9)

If you're a Comcast customer, you now have a data cap

Comcast has announced today that most of their ISP customers now have a data cap beginning on November 1st - 1TB per month.
Thanks to their "Xfinity Terabyte Internet Data Usage Plan," you are now capped at 1TB of bandwidth per month, regardless of the speed of your connection. If you absolutely need more than that, $50 per month extra gets you true unlimited.

Now, it appears that Comcast understands that a few people will go over their limits. "If you choose to use more than 1 TB in a month, we will automatically add blocks of 50 GB to your account for an additional fee of $10 each," reads the FAQ. Comcast also says it will give you two free grace period months in the first year to get accustomed to 1TB.

Comcast says 99 percent of its subscribers do not use 1TB but that is sure to change in the future with the advent of 4K streaming.

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9 user comments

17.10.2016 15:30

1 terabyte is gonna be hard to top for most people even torrent users.

27.10.2016 19:34

But for an apartment full of people, I don't know.

37.10.2016 19:35

Most individuals who have have their own apartment have their own service exclusively.

48.10.2016 09:24

Originally posted by ivymike:
1 terabyte is gonna be hard to top for most people even torrent users.
Not really, do the math and that is a sustained 373KBPS or about 3mbps in a 31 day month. Even the bottom end comcast is generally faster than that. Even people who don't do torrents could break the limit if they are streaming a lot or doing offsite backups of larger storage devices.

58.10.2016 13:24

Well Comcast's 1 Tb monthly cap is certainly better than AT&T's paltry 150 Gb monthly cap.

Take your pick.....

68.10.2016 23:53

Originally posted by ivymike:
Well Comcast's 1 Tb monthly cap is certainly better than AT&T's paltry 150 Gb monthly cap.

Take your pick.....
AT&T upped it to 1TB, at least for uVerse...that would be the same except that unlimited is $30 extra instead of $50.

Not to talk up AT&T or anything...they are crooks; they even openly admit to monopolistic business practices (they actually brag about the fact that they block competitors by paying bribes)...but Comcast has managed to do worse.

79.10.2016 15:19

In a perfect world, there would be no cap and there would also be other providers besides Comca$t & AT&T.......

810.10.2016 09:06

Prepping you for cell phone model pay per usage. Gotta love government enforced monopolies. Let's these guys charge you more while their costs decrease because the government doesn't allow competition, just so some jackwagon can get campaing fund contributions and his nephew can get no bid contracts.

910.10.2016 10:22

You know what is funny i wonder what happens when they learn they are going to have a problem with this and a lawsuit following from Bitcoin you can't use your data miner with a bandwidth cap and the only reason comcast put this in place was to keep from having to update there equipment for another year see what really sucks is the illegal practices that comcast does and because there EX-CEo if the head of the federal communications board he keeps passing laws that help comcast and he gets taxs breaks from it.

Kinda makes you want to puke.

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