Do you have Cox as your Internet service provider? If so it is likely you now have a data cap.
This summer Cox announced that they are rolling out data caps in 13 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. Now Cox is expanding their data caps to even more users including in California.
Here are the new caps on different Cox internet plans:
|Package||Monthly Data Plan|
|Starter||1 TB (1,024 GB)|
|Essential||1 TB (1,024 GB)|
|Preferred||1 TB (1,024 GB)|
|Premier||1 TB (1,024 GB)|
|Ultimate||1 TB (1,024 GB)|
|Gigablast (Where Available)||2 TB (2,048 GB)|
“Some people are just heavy users for whatever reason,” a Cox spokesperson tells the San Diego Union-Tribune. “But there are some customers, we think, who have in-home Wi-Fi and maybe they have not secured it with a password. So it may be open and other people might be tapping into it.”
What to do if you need more?
First, check out our guide on how to stay under your data cap. Next, shop around for other Internet service providers in your area. For example, if you have AT&T with a 1TB data cap, look at Toast.net. They resell DSL Internet with US customer support and no data cap.
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