BOSTON (CBS) — Comcast is holding off on charging customers new fees for excessive data use. Fees won’t begin until August for customers who use more than 1.2 terabytes of data a month.
Customers will be charged $10 for every extra 50 GB block of data used, up to $100 a month.READ MORE: Mural Created By Young Artists Unveiled At Mattapan Teen Center
Comcast said very few users would ever hit that cap, even while working from home, and unlimited data packages are available.READ MORE: Coronavirus In Massachusetts: Today's Developments
For now, the company will warn customers if they go over the limit.MORE NEWS: I-Team: Law Passed During Pandemic Protects Nursing Homes From Lawsuits
“We are providing customers in our Northeast markets with additional time to become familiar with the new plan. Customers in these markets now have six months to understand their data usage, and the earliest a customer may see charges is August 2021,” said Marc Goodman of Comcast Northeast Media Relations.