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Comcast's 1TB Data Cap To Go Live in November

By Shayne Nicole Caravana , Oct 10, 2016 12:00 PM EDT

Internet service provider, Comcast, will be increasing its 300 GB data to 1TB every month in 18 locations in United States. The internet provider has been busy experimenting on its Terabyte Data Usage Plan for while and now, its users will enjoy faster internet.

Comcast Internet's Up To 1TB

Starting Nov. 1, subscribers of Comcast will have an access to 1 terabyte (TB) of data internet. Compared to the provider's Xfinity internet services, it is 13.7 times more than what the subscribers are currently using, in a report on Denver Post.

According to Tech Times, locations that will have an upgrade of internet data are Dothan in Alabama, California, Colorado, North Florida as well as South Florida, Southwest Florida and West Palms, Southeastern Georgia, Idaho, parts of Indiana such as Indianapolis, Central Indiana, Fort Wayne and Eastern Indiana, Kansas, parts of Michigan like Grand Rapids/Lansing, Detroit and Eastern Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Mexico, Western Ohio, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin.

Comcast said that 99 percent of their subscribers are not maximizing the 1TB of data. The provider also clarified that the data varies on what the users' internet activities such as 4K streaming and online gaming.

What To Do With 1TB Of Data By Comcast?

Comcast said that to be able to maximize and enjoy the data, users can stream from 600-700 hours of video, play online game for more than 12,000 hours, listen to music for 15,000 hours and upload and download more than 60,000 high-resolution photos.

However, an average person usually only goes online for 5.5 hours a day, making it impossible for the user to fully maximize 1TB of data. Only one percent of the subscribers have overused the 300 GB data offered by Comcast. If the user subscribed for more than 1TB of data, Comcast will automatically charge $10 which is equivalent for 50 GB of data.

After the data upgrade, Comcast is planning to provide Wi-Fi for its users next year with the help of Verizon.

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