AT&T is about to make a big no-no. The company recently announced that they would be putting a 150GB monthly cap on DSL users, and a 250GB bandwidth cap on U-Verse subscribers. The first time users go over their allotment they will receive a warning. The next time they will be notified at 65%, 90%, and 100% of their capacity. After the third offence, you will be charged an extra $10 per 50GB that you use beyond that limit.
Letters about this upcoming change is going to start leaking out within the next week, and I guarantee there’s going to be uproar. According to AT&T, this change is only going to affect 2% of their users currently, but that’s just for today. Future customers are going to be using a lot more bandwidth as streaming HD content becomes more popular. You don’t give people something that is unlimited and then change it to a specific amount. Yes, the 150GB and 250GB caps are fairly high, but who’s to say that they won’t start here, and lower them later? Sadly, it looks like the days of truly unlimited internet are over.