Comcast Data Caps Going Nationwide in 2021

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  1. cwteevee

    cwteevee New Member

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    For those of us in Comcast country who aren’t subject to data caps, the gravy train is coming to an end early next year. Starting in January 2021, Comcast is going to start enforcing its 1.2 TB data cap for all service areas.

    More details here: Comcast to enforce 1.2TB data cap in entire 39-state territory in early 2021
     
  2. CommunityMember

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    Many people, for years, have said they wanted Comcast to have more consistent offerings and fees across their entire footprint (and not just with HSI offerings). It would appear they got, at least partially, what they asked for, but perhaps they should have been more precise in their requests(*)......



    (*) For the record, I am holding up a sarcasm sign
     
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  3. mattyro7878

    mattyro7878 Well-Known Member

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    The combo of YTTV and xfinity internet is now questionable. My brother and I watch tv constantly on different TV's. I think we would go over the cap if we went to YouTube tv.
     
  4. jlb

    jlb Go Pats!

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    The data table goes back to my May billing cycle and the most we've had since then is 449gb so we should be fine.

    But if we were higher users, the switch to Burlington Telecom would happen sooner.

    I sort of get this from how Comcast sees business but it just stings to do this in the middle of a pandemic when more people are home more of the time.
     
  5. Rob Helmerichs

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    It's been a long time since I've been able to check my usage... it's always "not available."
     
  6. doom1701

    doom1701 Time for a new Title TCF Club

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    Looks like I've been in a data cap region, as my account already lists the 1.2TB cap. We use between 600-700GB per month.
     
  7. moyekj

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    I've had YTTV for a couple of months and working from home using remote display software active almost 24/7 and usage is still only 600-700 GB/month. Cox has a 1.2TB cap as well.
     
  8. Charles R

    Charles R Well-Known Member

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    If you want more Comcast Business is always available without any cap... might be cheaper based on your usage.
     
  9. ManeJon

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    I, unfortunately, think this is the future for all these "standard" data providers - people are leaving those providers TV service and just using their internet so they will try and make up revenue elsewhere.
     
  10. osu1991

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    I have 45 GB for use today before my Cox data cap resets and a new billing period starts. Just squeaking by this month.
     
  11. wizwor

    wizwor Well-Known Member

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    Enjoy your Net Neutrality. This is the remedy for that. Back in the day, Comcast used to warn me when we broke 300GB. I would not come anywhere near that now as I rely on an antenna for programming, for the most part, but we got close during Christmas and February breaks.
     
  12. Adam1115

    Adam1115 Well-Known Member

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    Yea, I just pay the stupid $50 so I don't have to deal with it.
     
  13. Adam1115

    Adam1115 Well-Known Member

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    While, yea, I pay the $50, but why shouldn't I? I blow through a TB every month, why should someone using substantially less bandwidth not pay less?
     
  14. mattack

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    get the phone app. It's an easier way to check.
     
  15. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    I can't even find a place in the phone app to check it...
     
  16. CommunityMember

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    In most locations, with recent bundles, the price is only $30/mo if you are using your own equipment, and around $15/mo if you already use Comcast's xFi gateway. You may have to change your bundle to get those prices.
     
  17. mattack

    mattack Well-Known Member

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    I mean the xfinity "My Account" app in case that wasn't clear.
    launch the app, hit the Internet tab at the bottom.. and scroll down (at least on my phone I have to scroll down)

    still way less of a pain than trying to get it on their web site.
     
  18. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    There's nothing there for me. Under "Devices" it shows my modem (clicking on that just gives me some modem options); under "Support" it shows Troubleshoot Modem and Outage Map. And that's it. (Except at the top, where there's a link for Run Diagnostic Check.)
     
  19. Adam1115

    Adam1115 Well-Known Member

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    I was a new customer in July...
     
  20. DeltaOne

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    I check our data on the Xfinity home page on my computer. Select My Account / Manage Internet / View Data Usage. The graph shows four months. If you click Show Table Data you can see the data for seven months.

    Our household has gone over 1000 GB four out of the seven months. We’ve gone over 1100 GB two of the seven months.

    Lowest month was July at 461 GB which is half of the next lowest month. Sounds odd, I wonder if the chart data is wrong.

    The data cap is new to our region and kicks in around February I think. I’m not going to worry about it, I’ll just pay the extra $30 for unlimited data if I need to.
     

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