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T-Mobile, FCC reach agreement to help inform data-throttled customers

11/24, 8:57pm

Carrier to modify text messages, disclosures to customers, report accurate speed tests

US carrier T-Mobile and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced an agreement today that changes the way T-Mobile handles customers that go over their data caps in any given month. The FCC says T-Mobile will take steps to ensure customers are better informed about the reduced speeds, including providing accurate speed tests.

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Comcast replacing hard data cap with allotments, extra fee

05/18, 12:00am

New max 300GB, additional charge if exceeded

The official Comcast blog revealed its new data-usage monitoring and management plan. An internet data usage policy enacted in 2008 allowing residential users 250GB of traffic a month has been revoked. The old policy is being replaced by a system that kicks in after 300GB, and additional data above that will be offered in paid blocks or increments. No date for the launch or firm fees for additional data have been announced.

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