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Comcast wants cord cutters to pay extra

Comcast wants cord cutters to pay extra
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Have you cut the cord yet? No more cable TV, no satellite. Just the sweet speed and selection of streaming video. It's great - and Comcast wants to charge you more because of it.

"People who use more should pay more," Comcast Vice President David Cohen says.

Comcast has already begun billing for amount of broadband Internet used, with customers who pay for faster speeds getting larger amounts of data.

For Comcast users in Atlanta, Maine and other select cities, the most common data cap currently stands at 300GB per month. Users who exceed this amount are charged (after an initial grace period) $10 extra for each additional 50GB of data usage.

Here's what the data usage looks like for the typical four-person household.

Data usage

Cohen says that it's fair to charge heavy users more, but critics accuse Comcast of double-dipping. It's already charging some content providers, such as Netflix, more to deliver their product faster. Why should it then charge customers more to receive it?

What do you think? Should you pay more if you use more? Tell me below.

 

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