Comcast has long said that a minority of its customers approach the limits of their 1TB data caps in their home internet plans, but that number is growing.
In a recent call with investors (via Ars Technica) Comcast says that its median users are using 200GB of their 1TB data cap a month, thanks to streaming video.
In the last couple of years, Comcast has rolled out data caps to customers — first limiting users to 300GB per month back in 2015, and raising that limit to 1TB a month in 2016.
In the past, Comcast has said that “more than 99 percent of our customers do not come close to using a terabyte,” with most using around “six percent” each month, and if they go over, they have to pay an additional charge — $10 per 50GB used.
But that was exactly two years ago — the demand for streaming video has grown considerably since then.
Customers have more options to stream higher definition video, while companies like Google and Microsoft have announced streaming gaming services.