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Do data caps endanger cord cutting?


Data caps are in the news once again with Comcast’s announcement that all Xfinity Internet users will soon have a 1TB data cap with overage charges applied to data use beyond the cap. As an alternative to the overage charges, Comcast is also offering an unlimited data plan at an additional cost. The announcement came about the same time the FCC approved the merger of Charter and Time Warner Cable but added a requirement that they cannot impose a data cap for seven years.

Let’s talk about what data caps do what this means for cord cutters.