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Comcast to implement data caps all its subscribers within 5 years

Currently Comcast is conducting trial runs with 300GB data cap in selected areas (NASDAQ:CMCSA)

| Internet & Websites News | Posted: May 15, 2014 3:32 am

Comcast executive Vice President David Cohen said during an investor call that he is expecting a 'usage-based' billing system to reach all of its subscribers within five years.

 

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He also said,"I would also predict that the vast majority of our customers would never be caught in the buying the additional buckets of usage, that we will always want to say the basic level of usage at a sufficiently high level that the vast majority of our customers are not implicated by the usage-based billing plan."

 

Though for a particular number of customers may not be affected by the data cap, different type of users who consume moderate-to-heavy consumption of bandwidth would be affected. Among them would be those who use the internet for video streaming. One would imagine that this will obviously affect movie streaming services.

 

As of now, the company will be pushing a 300 GB data cap. Once you cross the data cap limit, Comcast will charge $10 for your next 50GB bandwidth. The company is having a trial run in selected areas of Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee and few other places in other states.

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