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Cable companies are testing ways to charge you based on how much data you use, and it could get expensive

by Antonio Villas-Boas, published October 05, 2015 at Tech Insider

afp-with-new-entrants-streaming-tv-sees-watershed-moment-1Most of us are used to seemingly infinite access to the internet at home without worrying about how many websites we visit or how much video and music we stream.

But one day, that worry-free feeling of unlimited consumption might come to an end.

In the last couple years, some internet service providers (ISPs) have been experimenting with limited residential internet plans in certain areas, and it’s similar to the data plans you have on your smartphone.

For example, Comcast has been offering internet service that caps out at a default of 300GB to some areas including Huntsville and Mobile, Alabama; Tucson, Arizona; Fort Lauderdale, the Keys and Miami, Florida; Atlanta, Augusta and Savannah, Georgia; Central Kentucky; Maine; Jackson and Tupelo, Mississippi; Knoxville, Memphis and Nashville, Tennessee; and Charleston, South Carolina.

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