Comcast Is Expanding Their Data Cap Program to New Markets

comcastboxAre you a Comcast subscriber who got used to being data cap free? We have bad news for you…

A few years ago now Comcast stopped enforcing their data caps in an effort to evaluate the program. After some time off, Comcast, starting about a year ago, began to bring back 300GB data caps in some markets to “test” them out…

The final shoe dropped on data caps a few months ago when Comcast announced that the old 300GB data caps are going away and will be replaced with 1TB data caps. (For many subscribers the 1TB is more than enough, but 4K streamers and others can easily go over even that 1TB data cap.)

Now Comcast is slowly rolling out data caps to new markets, most recently the greater Chicagoland market.

Last week Comcast Xfinity Internet subscribers in Chicago started to receive the following email:

screen-shot-2016-07-07-at-4-10-25-pmRecently Yahoo received a manual that was used to train XFINITY call center staff, and part of it was about data caps. And in that manual, Comcast tells their employees not to say that caps are about managing congestion. They even go so far as to say it is not about that at all, leaving many assuming that data caps are seen by Comcast executives as a way to earn more revenues from high end users who do go over 1TB.

For now, this should not affect the vast majority of cord cutters, but, as with all things, as technology grows it is likely that more and more people will go over the 1TB limit.

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