Will you exceed Comcast's new data cap?

Starting November, you'll be charged extra if you go over a terabyte -- that's about 1,000 gigabytes. (Oct. 10, 2016)

Starting November, Comcast customers will have a limit on how much data they can use at home.

Customers who go over 1 terabyte, or 1,024 gigabytes, will have to pay $10 per every 50 gigabytes they go over. Customers can opt to pay an additional $50 per month for an unlimited data plan. 

While some customers are upset about the change, others feel they would never come close to reaching the maximum.

Comcast claims 99 percent of their customers use less than 1 TB per month, but it could be an issue for online gamers or those who stream in 4K.

Enter: Joel Taylor and Robert Pierce.

The two have different entertainment systems, but they're both Comcast customers worried about the new data limit. 

Pierce's living room looks like any typical family's, but between a 4K TV, multiple video game systems, and running an online radio station, his home already reaches about three-fourths of the 1 TB limit. He actually received an email notification from Comcast, warning him that his average over the past 3 months was 748 gigabytes.

For Taylor, a terabyte is already not enough. Two months ago, he hit 1,050 gigabytes, which is more than the 1 TB limit. 

He is an active streamer on Twitch, a popular online community for gamers. He also creates how-to guides for gamers on his YouTube channel, which has more than 24 million views. With a new data cap, Taylor knows he'll easily go over. 

Both Pierce and Taylor say until they find a better alternative, they'll just pay the extra $50 a month for unlimited data.

Copyright 2016 KXTV


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