Your ISP Might Charge You Extra For Streaming Movies

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These days, there are plenty of options for streaming online. We have services such as Hulu, Amazon, Youtube, Disney+, and so much more. These services are great because they allow people to ditch their cable company to save money.

However, you might want to look into your Internet Service Provider’s fine print – If you are streaming all the time, you could possibly run into data overage charges. According to a post over at USA Today, Comcast has a data limit which is about 1TB per month. Once you go over that, you are charged an additional $10 for 50GB.

Considering that HD-video streaming uses about 1.5GB per hour, it wouldn’t take long to go over your data cap. If you watch ten episodes a day, you are using about 15GB/day. If you do that for an entire month, that’s 450GB/month.

Obviously, not everyone is going to have this issue. To go over 1TB, you have to do a lot of streaming. However, streaming is not the only thing you do online. You also watch YouTube, browse the internet, and more. All of that data adds up fast.

Thankfully, most companies don’t have a data cap. This includes Spectrum, Verizon Fios, and Frontier.

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