Comcast is Introducing a Data Cap in Northeast States





Beginning in January, Comcast will introduce its 1.2 TB data cap on Xfinity Internet plans, including those in states where Comcast previously did not have a cap.

Stop the Cap first spotted the notice from Comcast which will impact those in Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Vermont, and West Virginia on January 1, 2021. Comcast previously did not have a data cap on plans in these states where Verizon Fios is a competitor.

To help customers get used to the newly implemented cap on their internet data, Comcast will give credit for overage charges accrued during January and February. After that introductory period, customers will have 1.2TB of internet data usage per month. If customers go over that limit, 50GB blocks will be added automatically at $10 each. The maximum monthly overage charge customers will receive is $100. Data does not roll over month to month.

Comcast says that only about 5% of customers use more than 1.2TB of data in a month. With that limit, the company says users “can video conference for 3,500 hours, watch 1,200 hours of distance learning videos, stream 500 hours of high-definition video content a month, or play more than 34,000 hours of online games.”

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