If you are a Comcast Customer in Washington State, early Friday morning you likely received an email informing you that beginning November 1st, your internet usage will be capped.
As Ars Technica reports, Comcast is now charging subscribers in 18 states when they go over their monthly data caps.
Make no mistake – there is no technical necessity behind these additional charges – Comcast is simply hoping to charge more for the same service they offered yesterday.
How can Comcast do this? Because there is no real competition in the broadband market.
Frustrated? Rather than waste your time dealing with Comcast’s abysmal customer service, why not reach out to someone who can actually help?
Forward your data cap email to Mayor Ed Murray and the Seattle City Council and let them know this is yet another reason why we need municipal broadband.
This September, an amendment adding municipal broadband to Seattle’s Comprehensive Master Plan passed unanimously out of committee. The full council vote is scheduled for later this month. There is no better time to contact the council to let them know why we a public alternative to Comcast.
And if you're not a Comcast Customer? Wave Broadband already has data caps, and there’s nothing stopping Centurylink from adding caps later on down the line. The only way to ensure your internet remains unlimited and affordable is to create a publicly owned municipal broadband system.
Wanna do more than send an email? We've got you. Join us on a "Slow Internet Walk" to protest the slow speeds, high prices, and limited options Seattle residents have when it comes to internet options.