In the event you dwell in one of many final states the place Comcast hasn’t rolled out its information caps, you’re getting one other reprieve: the company has announced that it’s now pushing again the rollout to a while in 2022 (via Ars Technica). The 1.2TB information caps, which incur further fees if customers go over them, have been originally slated to roll out in March however have been then delayed until July. Comcast hasn’t mentioned particularly when subsequent 12 months the rollout would happen.
These caps can be acquainted should you don’t dwell in Comcast’s Northeast area, which consists of Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Vermont, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia, (together with elements of North Carolina and Ohio). Most of Comcast’s clients have dealt with them for years, and that gained’t be altering. Despite the fact that the brand new rollout is delayed, Comcast instructed Ars Technica that its clients in 27 different states wouldn’t be getting a break from the caps and overage charges.
The ISP’s reasoning for the delay, in line with the announcement, is that the corporate realizes that the “information plan was new for [its] clients within the Northeast,” and it needed to “provid[e] them with extra time to develop into accustomed to the brand new plan.” This isn’t a courtesy the corporate prolonged to different states when it expanded the info caps to them (aside from the one or two “free” overage months). However to be honest, there additionally wasn’t a world pandemic occurring throughout these rollouts.
Nevertheless, it appears apparent that Comcast doesn’t want to implement information caps as a way to present service — in any other case, it wouldn’t be capable to maintain delaying the rollout, nor would it not have been capable of maintain the area data-cap free for years. It’s unclear whether or not the corporate will use the added delay to rethink its deliberate rollout, regardless of the shortage of recognition of the plan with each clients and lawmakers.