First things first, data caps still seem like a terrible idea. But at the end of the day, at least Comcast has made a move to limit the number of their customers who will be paying extra every month to use their services. The cable provider has increased the amount of data where an overage fee will be assessed from 300GB to 1TB, a number far less likely to be reached by the average household.
While only a handful of regions are currently affected by data caps, the news is still welcome around the US as it appears Comcast plans to continue to extend such caps to more customers. While there have been no reports of any pressure from the FCC, the data caps have drawn in an increasing number of complaints over the past 18 months, and we’re guessing some secretive pressure has been applied, leading to this recent shift.
Compared to other services, Comcast is still one of the smallest caps, where services like COX and Verison FiOS offer between 2-10TB limits, also well beyond what the average consumer will use monthly. Regardless, credit where it’s due to Comcast for taking some action here.