Comcast ends data caps for broadband, trials tiered plans
Cable TV and internet provider Comcast has announced that it will suspend its current 250GB cap for broadband customers. The announcement came early this morning on the company's blog by Executive VP Cathy Avgiris.
According to the post
, select markets will be chosen to test multi-tiered plans which promise "more choice and flexibility" for existing and new customers.
Exact pricing details for tiered plans were somewhat vague, but under most scenarios, customers would be able to use up to 300GB of data for a set fee, followed by $10 for each additional block of 50GB data used.
For markets not chosen for the multi-tiered trials, Comcast will be suspending its 250GB cap completely, though it was noted that "excessive" users of data will still be contacted.