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Comcast to cap monthly data again in the next five years

2014-05-15 09:24 by


A Comcast executive has said that the company expects to implement usage-based billing (data caps) for all of its customers within the next five years.

"I would predict that in five years, Comcast at least would have a usage-based billing model rolled out across its footprint," Comcast executive David Cohen said in response to questions from Moffett Nathanson's Craig Moffett. "But I would also predict that the vast majority of our customers would never be caught in the buying [of] additional buckets of usage."

Comcast is already "trialing" data caps in select parts of Alabama, Georgia, Tenessee, and other states. If you go over the 300 GB cap in one of these regions, your next 50GB costs you an extra $10.

The last time Comcast made a big change to its data plans was two years ago, getting rid of its controversial 250GB monthly data cap, in place of the 300GB plans. Those who go over the monthly allotment were originally threatened to have their service suspended for a year, though Comcast has since started charging for extra chunks of data.

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