Comcast is delaying its plans to impose data caps amid pushback from consumers and lawmakers alike.
Comcast announced in November that it would cap users at 1.2 TB per month, charging overage fees for those customers who exceeded that threshold. The plan was supposed to go into effect in January, although the company planned on providing a grace period before charging overages.
Needless to say, Comcast’s plans were met with widespread criticism and backlash. Many customers understandably pointed out the potential harm the decision could cause, especially in the middle of a pandemic when unprecedented numbers of employees are working from home.
Lawmakers were equally concerned, with members of Congress condemning the company, and Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro raising concerns. According to The Street, the cumulative concerns were enough to make Comcast rethink their decision, at least temporarily.
The company has said it is postponing its plans to impose data caps and overages. Although it’s not known when Comcast will resume those plans, customers will have a reprieve, at least for now.