Days of unlimited data connection on landlines may be coming to an end soon. Cox had a trial 1TB data cap on Cleveland and now they are expanding to include the customers of Florida and Georgia. There will be a two-bill grace period and when it expires, the customers has to pay $10 for extra 50GB every time over the capped data. After consuming 85% of capped data you will start to receive warnings. It is not stated if or when Cox will expand its trial or make it permanent but it will not be very surprising if it becomes a common practice.
Is 1TB enough?
At the current market, 1TB data is on par with many of the internet providers and to be honest 1TB data cap is still very roomy. 99% of the customers who uses Cox’s internet services meet their monthly needs, Stated by Cox. But a data cap is something that most of the time can turn into an anti-competitive practice. The data cap is used by telecom companies to steer heavy traffic towards conventional TV services or exempt their own internet services to discourage you from using other companies offerings.
1TB might sound like a lot right now but in the future it might become a problem when it will become normal to stream 4k video regularly, downloading already extra large video games of backing up your whole PC.
So what are your thoughts?