Do you have Comcast as your Internet service provider? If so it is likely you now have a data cap.
This week Comcast rolled out data caps in 28 states that place an arbitrary 1 TB limit on your data. If you go over the 1 TB limit you will be charged $10 for blocks of 50 GB over 1 TB not to exceed $200 every month. Or you could pay $50 every month for unlimited data.
Comcast claims 1 TB will allow you to:
- Stream between 600 and 700 hours of HD video
- Play online games for more than 12,000 hours
- Stream more than 15,000 hours of music
- Upload or download more than 60,000 hi-res photos
However, this is a similar argument they made back when they put in 250 GB data caps: it is more than enough. The problem is when you start to do all of these things, or want to stream in 4K, or have a large family.
But there are a few things to do to stay under your data cap. You can find the full list of recommended tricks to stay under your data cap in our guide to staying under your data cap.
Wondering what states have the new data cap? Here is the full list:
- New Mexico
- Western Ohio
- South Carolina
- Southwest Virginia
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