By CBSBoston.com Staff

BOSTON (CBS) — Comcast is once again delaying charges for Xfinity home internet customers in Massachusetts and other northeast states who go over a data cap.

The surcharges of up to $100 were originally set to begin in April, and then in August. Now they won’t be imposed until 2022.

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“We recognize that our data plan was new for our customers in the Northeast, and while only a very small percentage of customers need additional data, we are providing them with more time to become familiar with the new plan,” Comcast said in a statement.

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Comcast insists that even while working from home, very few users would go over the 1.2 terabyte data cap. But customers and political leaders said a pandemic is not the time to impose the change, and several Massachusetts lawmakers urged the company to reconsider.

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey called it “great news for Comcast customers.”

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“Enforcing a new fee at a time when remote education and work is necessary to keep residents safe during the COVID-19 pandemic was ill-conceived and poorly timed,” she tweeted. “I’m glad that they delayed this policy.”

CBSBoston.com Staff