And Comcast customers, donít feel too smug. Youíve got an unenforced data cap in Houston of 300 gigabytes, but in other markets Comcast has been charging $30 for unlimited data
. And in some markets, it has set up usage-based tiers, similar to smartphone Internet plans. Donít be surprised to see Comcast follow AT&Tís lead here.
Iíve asked Comcast if AT&Tís move means theyíll start charging for unlimited data in Houston. Iíll let you know what they say.
I heard back from a local Comcast spokesman. Hereís his response:
More and more media and entertainment consumption is going mobile and online, which is why we continue to look for new and innovative ways to make our products and services available in this space, whether itís TV Everywhere, with thousands of hours of On Demand content and nearly 90 networks available live to customers anywhere, anytime on any device, or our new Stream offering. With that said, no data use trials have been announced for Houston.