Comcast Stream Use Won't Apply to Customer Data Caps
Customers who get Comcast's new Internet-only video streaming can use it without being affected by any monthly cable download limits.Comcast's recently launched streaming video service, Stream, can be used as much as desired by customers without its use counting against any monthly download caps that might be applicable to their traditional broadband accounts. Comcast recently clarified its policy that gives customers unlimited use of Stream without affecting their cable download usage, according to a Nov. 19 story by TheNextWeb. When using Stream, Comcast customers will be able to view as much content as they wish to see, with no arbitrary limits. Because of data download caps Comcast does use for customers, some critics said that the service wouldn't be very useful because it would allow only limited use until those caps were reached. The company has since discounted those criticisms, saying that the $15 a month Stream service is not considered part of its broadband services but is "an IP cable service delivered over our managed network to the home," the article reported.
Stream, which was announced in July and was launched in Boston earlier in November, lets subscribers receive a package of live television stations using their cable Internet connections.