Revive Data Cap Integrity Act of 2012

Revive Data Cap Integrity Act of 2012

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Ephy M started this petition to Senator Ron Wyden and

In 2012, Senator Wyden Ron sponsored a bill with an intent to Prohibit an ISP from imposing a data cap on consumers unless the ISP is certified by the FCC. 

During the pandemic, Americans have been stuck at home and internet has become a basic need as we work, go to to school and keep in touch with our loved ones virtually.

The sudden surge of internet demand has Comcast (Xfinity) come up with predatory ways to price gouge their customers by introducing data caps effective March 2021. A number of Comcast customers have already received notice that they are close to their allotted data limit and will incur extra charges beginning March of 2021 with overage fees to the upwards of $100 above the monthly bill.

Affected states include Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Vermont, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia, as well as parts of North Carolina and Ohio.

Because of the monopolistic nature of the industry, most consumers have no option but to pay the higher fees and that is why we seek the intervention of our lawmakers to put a stop to this predatory practice by reviving and supporting the Data Cap Integrity Act of 2012 .

In the meantime, an injunction prohibiting ISP from introducing data caps during the pandemic would really help.

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