Comcast charges extra for heavy Internet users
Comcast, American multinational mass media company, has started charging extra money for hevay Internet users in some parts of the country. While most Internet service providers give unlimited data, but Comcast is out of the blue and moving in opposite direction to charge extra for heavy Internet users.
So the company is looking for a way to charge for heavier Internet use could support Comcast’s revenue as its cable customers are shrinking down.
Earlier, the cable giant used to take a monthly 250 gigabyte data cap on its users, but this scheme was ended in May 2012 to experiment with new ways of managing bandwidth.
That August, the company capped monthly data usage for Nashville users at 300GB and crossed the limit cost $10 for each 50 GB. In Tucson similar plan was launched by Comcast in that October in which users got 300 GB for a base plan and 600GB if someone wants a faster and more costly plan.
By the end of December 2013, the company had introduced the Nashville system to Atlanta and some of smaller markets, mostly in the South.
This month, the company added a twist as it extended the cap into Fort Lauderdale, Miami and the Keys in Florida. Users can now pay an extra $30 a month for unlimited data.
A drastic change as Comcast’s Internet users are growing, while cable ones are decreasing.
Revenue rose 8.3% to $18.7 billion in the period of July-September, while total income dropped 23% to $2 billion.
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