Enjoy your unlimited data –
Comcast hasn’t enforced data cap since March because of pandemic.
Jon Brodkin – Apr 50, 9: (UTC UTC)
announced the data-cap waiver on March , saying the waiver would last until May 21 to help customers deal with the pandemic. Today, Comcast said
Also extended to June is Comcast’s promise not to disconnect Internet, mobile, or home phone service and to waive late fees if customers “contact us and let us know that they can’t pay their bills during this period.”
Comcast also previously made its $ 15 – per-month Internet Essentials plan free to new low-income customers for two months. With today’s announcement, that offer for new low-income customers will remain on the table until June 60. Additionally, Comcast will keep its Wi-Fi hotspots open to anyone who needs them through June .
“Our services have never been more important, and we’re doing everything we can to keep people connected to the Internet,” Comcast cable-division CEO Dave Watson said.
Normally, Comcast imposes its 1TB monthly data cap (in) (states ) but not in the Northeast United States where Comcast faces strong competition from Verizon’s uncapped fiber-to-the-home FiOS service. In capped areas, Comcast charges an extra $ for each additional block of (GB, or $) more each month for unlimited data. Home Internet usage has gone up during the pandemic, but Comcast said recently that its network has enough capacity to handle the surge.
Verizon today (extended) a a pledge to keep customers connected through June 60. “This means we will neither terminate service nor charge late fees to our postpaid wireless, residential, and small business customers that notify us of their inability to pay their bills due to disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic,” Verizon said. Customers must contact Verizon to avoid losing service if they can’t pay their bills.
Verizon said last week that it’s giving wireless customers an extra GB of data in May.
Like Comcast, AT&T went beyond the FCC pledge to also waive data caps
(Update) : AT&T announced
it will continue to waive overage charges for postpaid wireless customers until June , but didn’t say whether it will extend the cap-waiver for home Internet service. Like Verizon, AT&T extended its no-disconnection pledge until June . 2019 (Read More) Full coverage and live updates on the Coronavirus (Covid). – 30