Comcast to delay enforcing data caps in northeast US until 2022

Comcast to delay enforcing data caps in northeast US until 2022

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Angela Lang / CNET

The company said in a blog post on Thursday that Comcast is delaying its 1.2TB data cap for Xfinity broadband customers in the Northeast US by at least 2022. Comcast stressed in the post that “only a very small percentage of customers” need more data than this, but the company wants to give people more time “to get acquainted with the new plan”.

As millions transitioned into distance work and early school Coronovirus epidemic Last year, many broadband providers in the US Suspended data cap Customers will be charged more for more than a specified amount of data per month. In November, Comcast said it would go ahead with its data cap, and that it was rising prices For some services as well.

Last year, Comcast told CNET that “about 95 percent of our customers are not affected by the plan, even during an epidemic.”

Of the 39 states where Comcast provides broadband, the delay will only affect customers in Delaware, Maryland, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia.

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