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Comcast will charge extra for heavy Internet users in these 12 regions

Comcast will charge extra for heavy Internet users in these 12 regions
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If you're a Netflix binge-watcher and a Comcast customer, you may be in a bit of trouble. Comcast has decided to raise the data cap to 300GB of data a month, and will charge $10 for every additional 50GB.

But who in the world would be using that much data? Folks who stream a lot of High-Definition movies online, aka Netflix. This is only in select regions for now, but it may start spreading to other places faster than you think.

Where are these places? check the list below.

  • Mobile, Alabama
  • Huntsville, Alabama
  • Tucson, Arizona
  • Atlanta, Georgia
  • Augusta, Georgia
  • Savannah, Georgia
  • Jackson, Mississippi
  • Charleston, South Carolina
  • Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Memphis, Tennessee
  • All of central Kentucky
  • The entire state of Maine

But how much can 300GB of data get you?

"Depending on one’s compression stream, Comcast spokesperson Charlie Douglas told The Times Leader that 300 GB could get you 'more than 230 hours of high-definition movies, or also 575 hours of standard-definition movies, 40,000 to 93,000 ebooks a month, [or] 585 million tweets.' Douglas also said people that use less than 5 GB of data a month can opt into the program and save $5 a month."

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