Comcast charging for heavy data use in 15 states

The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that Comcast, one of the nation's largest broadband providers, will charge subscribers extra fees if they stream many hours of online video or large amounts of data.

Critics say data caps punish heavy Internet video streamers, or Netflix and Hulu users, while protecting cable-TV bundles. Comcast and other broadband providers say they are charging "bandwidth hogs" for the extra burden they place on the system.

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