Rep. Eshoo Calls on Comcast to Suspend Broadband Rate Hikes and Data Caps During Pandemic

December 9, 2020
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA), a senior Member of the House Communications and Technology Subcommittee, sent a letter to the President and CEO of Comcast Cable today urging the company to delay proposed price increases for broadband internet service and any enforcement of data caps until after the COVID-19 pandemic.

“COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on our economy and our nation’s families. Over ten million Americans are unemployed, and millions more have experienced pay cuts. During this time broadband has proven more necessary than ever as children participate in distance learning, adults transition to remote work, and much of healthcare is delivered through telehealth,” Rep. Eshoo wrote. “I’m astonished and disappointed that Comcast is making these changes in the middle of a pandemic. I ask that you delay price hikes and enforcement of data caps until after the pandemic.” 

Last month Comcast Cable notified its customers that it will raise rates for broadband internet service by $3 per month and increase various fees on its TV services, effective January 1, 2021. Comcast also announced it will expand its monthly data cap to all Comcast customers, effective January 1, 2021, limiting the amount of a data a household can use during each billing cycle.

To read a copy of Rep. Eshoo’s letter, click HERE.

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