Comcast’s 1TB data caps hit OR, Wash. in November

Comcast said charges will not exceed $200 per month

FILE - This Feb. 11, 2011 file photo shows the Comcast logo on one of the company's vehicles, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
FILE - This Feb. 11, 2011 file photo shows the Comcast logo on one of the company's vehicles, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Comcast is rolling out one terabyte data caps, and they will officially go into effect in Oregon and Washington on November 1 for XFINITY internet customers.

If customers go over their one terabyte (1024 gigabyte) limit, Comcast will automatically add blocks of 50 gigabytes to their service plan for an additional fee of $10 each, the company said. Comcast said charges will not exceed $200 per month, no matter how much data is used, and it’s not going to bill customers the first 2 times they go over their data limit.

Those that want unlimited data may purchase it for an additional fee of $50 per month. The terabyte data cap will not apply to those enrolled in that option.

“It is important to know that more than 99 percent of our customers do not use a terabyte of data and are not likely to be impacted by this plan,” Comcast said. “So, they can continue to stream, surf and download without worry.”

Customers can check how much data they’ve used by signing into their accounts.