Cox Communications recently announced that they would set limits to their customer’s internet access. The company has already sent emails to many of their customers to make them aware that they would be charged for exceeding the data limit soon.
Reports from several reliable sources indicate that Cox Communications is issuing this change because many of their customers are consuming too much internet data. Cox also added that plenty of their internet customers are using the service for a number of high data activities such as video streaming.
Many experts recently added that Cox customers might be able to see a few more changes in Cox’s offerings in the near future. According to the new policy, Cox customers who are currently under the provider’s internet plan will have to pay an additional amount of $10 for an extra amount of 50 GB data after exceeding their 1 TB monthly limit.
In an email, the company spokesperson, Todd Smith said, “This won’t impact 99 percent of our customers. We have no additional locations to announce today. As decisions are made about any subsequent locations, we will announce these plans to our customers well in advance.”
The Dean of the Newman University School of Business, Brett Andrews, stated that the charging for the exceeded usage will entirely depend on how customers use the internet data. “Back in the 90s, when the internet first became active, we simply transmitted information or sent an email. That didn’t require the bandwidth that a two hour motion picture does today,” he said.
Andrews also added that the usage of internet data has become a lot higher in the past few years. Customers are using internet for things like streaming High Definition movies, playing online video games, and a lot more, and these things rapidly eat up the bandwidth.
“It does impact the way larger internet companies are responding to what at first were fringe and marginal elements and now becoming to a certain extent more mainstream. That is a mirror to what we saw with those cell phone data packages. The trend will follow the consumer’s usage pattern,” Andrews added. “Again, the nature of the consumer and the access that we’re demanding changes the way the companies will respond to it.”