For those who live in more civilized parts of the world with competitive home internet services on offer or reasonable regulation, this may be a bit surprising. But Comcast has been saber rattling to impose a data cap (1.2TB / month, plus $10 / 50GB after you hit that cap, or pay $30/month for unlimited data) in a number of states for a while. They hit delay during the pandemic when everyone was working from home and they were all hands on deck to ensure people had connectivity. Just recently they announced that they were going to delay again and not impose any caps in 2022.
After a bit of time working from home, oh boyo our data utilization had gone up. I’d never paid attention before, but with this impending I looked - we had been running at about 1.5TB/month for a while. Qobuz/Tidal running in the background many days, a fair bit of 4k video, zoom calls, and the phantom AppleTV “nothings happening but I’m still downloading like mad” across 4 AppleTVs, and… well there you go.
No one likes these caps, but sans regulation it seems like they’re within their rights to impose them.
Anyways, the cap appears to be off, but thought I’d mention since this is likely a fairly data-intensive crowd and I’d be interested in your perspective on whether this will ultimately go through, why you’d guess they delayed again through ‘22, and how you all think about it.