Comcast to Expand Usage-Based Internet Trials2013-08-09 15:54 by Daniela
Comcast said it will kick off usage-based broadband billing tests Sept. 1 on cable systems in central Kentucky, Savannah, Ga., and Jackson, Miss.
The trials will apply usage-based policies Comcast is already testing in other markets, but this appears to be the first Comcast trial to combine a monthly 300 Gigabyte plan that charges customers extra if they exceed that threshold alongside an opt-in plan for lighter users that caps monthly usage at 5 GB.
If customers in those areas begin nearing that 300GB limit, they’ll receive in-browser and e-mail warnings when they hit 80% and 90% of the cap. Once 300GB has been reached, the user gets an e-mail, letting them know that another 50GB has been allocated to the account.
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