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Comcast rolls out 1TB cap, calls it 'Terabyte Internet Experience'

Comcast testing out new data cap in Illinois, USA, offering unlimited to those who go over for a couple extra months.

Published Jul 8, 2016 1:53 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:59 AM CST
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Comcast user reports from residents all over Illinois, USA indicate the company has introduced a 1TB data cap on its internet services in the region, which it refers to as a "Terabyte Internet Experience."

Comcast rolls out 1TB cap, calls it 'Terabyte Internet Experience' | TweakTown.com

The e-mail sent out to customers reads: "We're writing to let you know that we will be trialing a new XFINITY internet data usage plan in your area. Starting August 1, 2016, your monthly XFINITY internet service will include a terabyte data usage plan."

It later goes on to say that if you need more data, there's always the Unlimited Data option, but that it's only relevant to less than 1% of its customers. As well, that less than 1% will remain unlimited for two "courtesy months."

While 1TB is indeed plenty for almost everyone now, the cap is a worry for the future when it might not be.

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Sean has a background in journalism, and has been using that to write about gaming and tech since 2008 - first for Neoseeker, then Rage3D, and now, TweakTown. As News Editor, Sean's job is to supply regular stories on the latest happenings in the tech world. He also writes tweak guides to help you get the most out of your PC games and hardware.

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