AT&T has long been known as one of the strictest ISPs when it comes to data caps on both their DSL service and U-verse Internet services. Now because Charter and Time Warner do not have data caps and Comcast is raising theirs to 1TB—not to mention new ISPs, such as Google Fiber, coming to new markets—it looks like AT&T is being forced to make a change to their data caps for the second time this year.
If you have AT&T U-verse, your data cap will be at least 1TB starting August 21. If you subscribe to the 1 Gbps service, AT&T U-verse will drop your data cap and allow you unlimited usage at no additional cost. Sadly, if you still have their old DSL service your data caps will still start at 150 GB per month.
“1TB of data per month is enough for up to 400 hours of HD video streaming per month (or more than 13 hours per day!).” AT&T stated in its blog post.
There is still the loophole that if you have DirecTV or U-verse TV all U-verse Internet plans are cap free something that has upset cord cutters for some time.
Although this may not be the perfect solution for cord cutters, the higher data caps will allow cord cutters more room to stream without worrying about overages. So maybe the free market is working a little bit in Internet services? Maybe just a little…
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