" Comcast today announced that it will boost its data cap from 300GB per month to 1TB beginning June 1, but the company will also charge more to customers who want unlimited data.
After the June 1 change, fewer customers will need to buy unlimited data—but it will cost them $50 a month to do so instead of $30 or $35. Overage fees will stay the same, $10 for each additional 50GB. Thus far, Comcast has allowed customers to exceed the cap in three "courtesy months" before charging them overage fees.
The change comes as more and more customers go over the 300GB cap. In late 2013, Comcast was saying that only 2 percent of its customers used more than 300GB of data a month. By late 2015, that was up to 8 percent.
At 300GB a month, the caps were low enough that customers making heavy use of streaming services such as Netflix or Sling TV had trouble avoiding overage charges. A terabyte should provide relief for most people, as Comcast said today that "more than 99 percent of our customers do not come close to using a terabyte" and that "typical" customers use about 60GB a month.
"What can you do with a terabyte? A whole lot," Comcast said. "You can stream about 700 hours of HD video, play 12,000 hours of online games, and download 60,000 high-res photos in a month."
AT&T recently decided to step up enforcement of its own home Internet data caps, which range from 150GB to 1TB a month depending on what plan a customer buys. "
Now the SCD patented by Nintendo seems a lot more viable, although I'm not sure about the rest of the world (internet).
What about the future of video games, do you see the end of physical media or optical drives, especially for the next gen? Competition will only make internet advancements cheaper and more accessible especially with Google Fiber growing, At&T Gigapower etc.