AT&T is the first major ISP to confirm that it is suspending all broadband usage caps for millions of American customers.
Telecom experts told Motherboard this morning that broadband caps and overage fees don’t serve any real technical purpose, and are little more than a glorified price hike on uncompetitive markets. We in turn reached out to ten of the nation’s biggest ISPs, only one of which (Mediacom) was willing to go on the record.
In the wake of that report, AT&T has confirmed to Motherboard that the company will be suspending all usage caps until further notice.
“Many of our AT&T Internet customers already have unlimited home internet access, and we are waiving internet data overage for the remaining customers,” a company spokesperson said.
Meanwhile, Bloomberg is reporting that Housebound Italian kids are straining networks with Fortnite, with an increase to “internet traffic of more than 70%.”