Comcast will be having a data cap on home internet starting next year in several states, including Massachusetts.
According to Comcast, starting in January, their 1.2 Terabyte (1,229 GB) Internet Data Usage Plan will be automatically included with Xfinity Internet.
According to Comcast’s website, starting in March 2021, customers not on an unlimited data plan who exceed 1.2 TB in a month will have a one-time courtesy month credit under the plan applied to their accounts, and will be responsible for any data overage changes after that. Blocks of 50 GB will automatically be added to customers’ accounts for an additional fee of $10 each plus tax. Charges will not exceed $100 each month, no matter how much data a customer uses. States that are included in the change are CT, DE, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, parts of NC, NY, parts of OH, PA, VA, VT, WV, and the District of Columbia.
Customers in the above markets can take the months of January and February to understand how the new 1.2 TB Internet Data Plan affects them without additional charges. They will credit your bill for any additional data usage charges over 1.2 TB during those months if you’re not on an unlimited data plan.
Comcast states that currently, only about 5% of customers use 1.2 terabytes a month.