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Comcast Is Gouging People Who Watch Too Much Netflix
 

 
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Bandwidth Hammer

People who stream high definition movies and shows are blowing through internet service provider data caps and getting slapped with higher monthly payments.

The fines paid by these so-called power users, as providers like Comcast and AT&T call them, are a prominent source of revenue for the companies as they try to make up for cancelled cable subscriptions, The Los Angeles Times reports. The companies frame the issue as people who use more bandwidth paying their fair share — but customers who talked to the LA Times said the data caps seem like an annoying punishment for regular internet usage


Got Bilk?

These data limits end up making people pay extra for using the services for which they already pay top dollar, like one Comcast customer who told the LA Times he gets charged an extra $50 for unlimited data usage on top of his $120 monthly bill.

“The first month I blew through the cap like it was nothing,” the customer, James Wright, told the LA Times, “It’s not as hard to go through as you’d think.”


Fast Lane

Stories like Wright’s suggest that internet companies like Comcast never adjusted their service for more data-intensive technology and are instead charging extra for people to use it as intended.

“It’s a nice source of additional [revenue per user],” analyst Craig Moffett told the LA Times.

Comcast didn’t comment on the specific payment plans, but did tell the LA Times that only a small percentage of customers hit their data caps
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 1 month ago '05        #2
pnoi89  18 heat pts18
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Yup. I'm paying an extra $50 a month due to their 1 tb monthly download cap limit. Without it, they'll charge you $10 every 100 gb you're over whenever you exceed 1 tb.
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 1 month ago '07        #3
bx kid  4 heat pts4
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data caps must be in those little towns. I dont have one in nyc. I remember when they first started it but it later was removed.
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 1 month ago '15        #4
wapeddell  34 heat pts34
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 bx kid said
data caps must be in those little towns. I dont have one in nyc. I remember when they first started it but it later was removed.
Terabyte Data Internet Usage Plan Availability
Xfinity Internet customers in the following locations have the Terabyte Data Internet Usage Plan:
Alabama
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Florida
Georgia
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
New Mexico
Western Ohio
Oregon
South Carolina
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Southwest Virginia
Washington
Wisconsin
The Terabyte Internet Data Usage Plan is suspended in Maine, effective December 1, 2016.

The Terabyte Data Internet Usage Plan does not apply to Xfinity Internet customers on our Gigabit Pro tier of service. The plan also does not apply to Business Internet customers, customers on Bulk Internet agreements, and customers with Prepaid Internet.

Little you say? It's more like a monopoly since their only competition is AT&T. Guess what, they do the same thing unless you cable and phone bundled in.
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 1 month ago '14        #5
NineDime  1 heat pts1
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That data cap sht is the elephant in the room that nobody seems to acknowledge. Spectrum is cap free as of now, but I can see companies either going full fledge cap, throttling, or some sort of package for more buck$$
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 1 month ago '06        #6
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1tb is a lot. Maybe it's time to unplug.
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 1 month ago '17        #7
DaQCKing  50 heat pts50
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With the rise in folks cord cutting, this was easy to see coming
They going after those people using internet cable moreso than streaming
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 1 month ago '09        #8
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 DaQCKing said
With the rise in folks cord cutting, this was easy to see coming
They going after those people using internet cable moreso than streaming


there is no alternative to the cable mafia cartel of att cox cumcast century link and verizon. they continually to legally bribe congress to keep the monopolys stranglehold on the american people
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 1 month ago '14        #9
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I got Direct TV, an got T-mobile for the cell phone here in Cali. Never have issues with data out here maxing it out with my smart Tv's, Xbox for my lil one. An even on the road with Pandora. Eff Comcast an AT&T they are a rip offs.
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 1 month ago '14        #10
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Anybody else with Xfinity notice their sh*t being throttled when on pr0nhub?
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 1 month ago '10        #11
killinemsoftly  1 heat pts1
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I have a guy that works for Comcast. Cable boxes and internet...
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 1 month ago '04        #12
Venom  29 heat pts29
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glad i got fios where i dont have to worry about that sh*t
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 1 month ago '07        #13
bx kid  4 heat pts4
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 wapeddell said
Terabyte Data Internet Usage Plan Availability
Xfinity Internet customers in the following locations have the Terabyte Data Internet Usage Plan:
Alabama
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Florida
Georgia
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
New Mexico
Western Ohio
Oregon
South Carolina
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Southwest Virginia
Washington
Wisconsin
The Terabyte Internet Data Usage Plan is suspended in Maine, effective December 1, 2016.

The Terabyte Data Internet Usage Plan does not apply to Xfinity Internet customers on our Gigabit Pro tier of service. The plan also does not apply to Business Internet customers, customers on Bulk Internet agreements, and customers with Prepaid Internet.

Little you say? It's more like a monopoly since their only competition is AT&T. Guess what, they do the same thing unless you cable and phone bundled in.
Gotcha. Thanx for the info
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 1 month ago '04        #14
nobody  2 heat pts2
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Im curious how are you guys using a terabyte of data a month? Im with AT & T fiber and my max month of internet usage was 350 gigs. My average is like 250gigs.

I watch crunchy roll, youtube, netflix, amazon prime etc. I basically stream everything and even torrent anime and im no where near 350 gigs.
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 1 month ago '04        #15
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Xfinity is so trash, it sucks that in some places, that's the only option...
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 1 month ago '09        #16
kickzrme  2 heat pts2
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Am I missing something a tb of data streaming is a lot data...y'all boys sure you got jobs?

Nah but on the real fu*k Comcast fu*k att fu*k Verizon and fu*k Ajit Pai
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 1 month ago '07        #17
TH35  113 heat pts113
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 wapeddell said
Terabyte Data Internet Usage Plan Availability
Xfinity Internet customers in the following locations have the Terabyte Data Internet Usage Plan:
Alabama
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Florida
Georgia
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
New Mexico
Western Ohio
Oregon
South Carolina
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Southwest Virginia
Washington
Wisconsin
The Terabyte Internet Data Usage Plan is suspended in Maine, effective December 1, 2016.

The Terabyte Data Internet Usage Plan does not apply to Xfinity Internet customers on our Gigabit Pro tier of service. The plan also does not apply to Business Internet customers, customers on Bulk Internet agreements, and customers with Prepaid Internet.

Little you say? It's more like a monopoly since their only competition is AT&T. Guess what, they do the same thing unless you cable and phone bundled in.
Yup they all do the same thing. AT&T isn’t really their comp though. They all divided territories for services.

 1 month ago '07        #18
TH35  113 heat pts113
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 Wizzarino said
Xfinity is so trash, it sucks that in some places, that's the only option...
Never had it but I heard it’s trash

 1 month ago '17        #19
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central VA baby!!! we thoomin!

 1 month ago '07        #20
bx kid  4 heat pts4
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 nobody said
Im curious how are you guys using a terabyte of data a month? Im with AT & T fiber and my max month of internet usage was 350 gigs. My average is like 250gigs.

I watch crunchy roll, youtube, netflix, amazon prime etc. I basically stream everything and even torrent anime and im no where near 350 gigs.
same thing I wanna know
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 1 month ago '07        #21
stargod 
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sh*t if y'all got kids you will definitely go thru that 1 tb. Last month I got charged an extra $100 thru comcast for going over.3 kids, summertime, they want to stay in all day and not go out like we did in the 90's kids will run up that damn wifi.
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 1 month ago '06        #22
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 nobody said
Im curious how are you guys using a terabyte of data a month? Im with AT & T fiber and my max month of internet usage was 350 gigs. My average is like 250gigs.

I watch crunchy roll, youtube, netflix, amazon prime etc. I basically stream everything and even torrent anime and im no where near 350 gigs.
Depends on how many ppl in the house .. # of connected devices .. if you have youngins then that sh*t can easily get up there .. youngins stay on the net 24/7

I hit 500GB off Fiber in 8 days just me

sh*t says unlimited but I've read somewhere that if you hit around 9TB then they start askin' questions I'll never hit that tho ..
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 1 month ago '11        #23
Slingy  72 heat pts72
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i had att 2 years ago. They had me with that 1tb plan but if I also had a tv package they waived it. So i had to pay an extra $20 a month and i just got basic cable. sh*t was stupid. I paid $82 a month for 100 down and 30 up. Now i have Fios and its $45 a month 100 up and down no cap.
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 1 month ago '07        #24
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 pnoi89 said
Yup. I'm paying an extra $50 a month due to their 1 tb monthly download cap limit. Without it, they'll charge you $10 every 100 gb you're over whenever you exceed 1 tb.
bro what the fu*k are u downloading every month thats 1TB. This dude got every pr0n ever made
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 1 month ago '07        #25
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 bx kid said
same thing I wanna know
them dudes playing with there self at a rate like no man in history. they downloading hell of pr0n lol
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