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[endgadget] Comcast's 1TB data caps start to roll out nationwide

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https://www.engadget.com/2016/10/06/comcasts-1tb-data-caps-start-to-roll-out-nationwide/
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So what happens if you go over 1TB per month? For the first two months in a 12 month period that it happens, nothing. Also, Comcast customers can adjust their settings for notifications via email, browser or text when they reach thresholds like 50, 70, 85 or 125 percent of the cap. The third time it's exceeded within a 12 month period, however, the "courtesy months" go away and users will be charged $10 for an additional 50GB of data, which will continue happening to a limit of $200 per month. If you want unlimited data access, you can buy it up front, for an additional $50 per month over your current internet bill.

There's also this post on IMGUR

http://imgur.com/gallery/TyOlQ
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Late last week, everyone's favorite company announced that they would be rolling out data caps nationwide at the beginning of November.

The good news is that they have to record and report every complaint to the FCC. Even if you're not a Comcast customer, you should contact them to complain. They are setting a dangerous precedent that could negatively impact everyone.

They have a special phone number set up to record complaints. It connects you directly to a human (well, you have to press 1 to select language). Please consider taking 5 minutes out of your day to help tell Comcast and the FCC that this isn't cool.

The phone number is 1-877-807-6581 and press 1 to talk to a human.
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If it weren't so enraging, it would be funny.

They don't have Pennsylvania listed yet, but I filed a complaint with the FCC anyway- this whole thing is absurd.

If I pay x amount for 150mbps, I should be able to use that 150mbps the whole month that I'm paying for it. *without extra charges.
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Welcome to New Australia. Our biggest ISPs all only offer up to 1TB. doh.gif
We don't get charged for excess usage though, instead our bandwidth is throttled to near dial up speeds or 8mbps on Fiber with the right ISP.
Edited by dragneel - 10/11/16 at 5:29am
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Looks like a repost of this thread http://www.overclock.net/t/1598685/the-verge-comcast-raising-data-caps-to-1tb

That one was talking about the testing of it. Mine's for them rolling it out in November
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$50 more for unlimited use. Man. I bet the data hogs are really going to get their moneys worth. Many will end up paying that. Then what:? Comcast says you are being to much of a data hog and wants MORE money. Just never ends. Caps are so much FUD. We all know it. The only thing that can stop it are the people canceling service by the masses. Will never happen though. They know it. Sky is the limit. rolleyes.gif
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That one was talking about the testing of it. Mine's for them rolling it out in November

Ah okay. My bad thumb.gif
     
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$50 more for unlimited use. Man. I bet the data hogs are really going to get their moneys worth. Many will end up paying that. Then what:? Comcast says you are being to much of a data hog and wants MORE money. Just never ends. Caps are so much FUD. We all know it. The only thing that can stop it are the people canceling service by the masses. Will never happen though. They know it. Sky is the limit. rolleyes.gif

People would if there was proper competition, but in many areas Comast is the only game in town. I have a choice between my 100mbps+ Comcast connection, or 3Mbps DSL from ATT/Centurylink. 1/30th or less the speed isn't really competition, but Comcast gets to claim they aren't a monopoly.
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I barely use a 1/4 of 1T. I'm going to ask for a service cost reduction or threaten to drop cable.
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