Comcast’s Xfinity Mobile is now throttling video and mobile hotspots

Laverne Mann
July 5, 2018

For starters, streaming video on Xfinity Mobile will be capped at 480p, which means that 720p and 1080p video are out of the question - even if you pay extra for unlimited data.

Comcast announced that it's taking some steps to slow down data consumption for its Xfinity Mobile customers. First, it will start holding back video quality to 480p for both its pay per GB and unlimited plans.

Of course, the company added that "later this year, 720p video over cellular data will be available as a fee-based option with your service". The company says its goal is to help their customers keep their data usage under control if they subscribe to the Xfinity Unlimited plan. Therefore, Comcast may be looking to reduce its payments to Verizon by throttling users' video speeds and personal hotspot connections.

As such, using Comcast's reasoning, the new quality cap could prevent customers from accidentally going over their data soft cap, preventing their speeds from being throttled.

Comcast is making some changes to their Xfinity Mobile wireless connection plan.

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Comcast says that these changes are being put in place to "help" users stay under their data limits. This will be allowed "on an interim basis at no charge", Ars Technica reports.

If you're an Xfinity Mobile customer, what do you think about these changes? Second, we're setting personal hotspotting at 3G speeds for all Unlimited customers, which will allow customers to continue to do numerous things they enjoy doing online. At this speed, you'll conserve data so that it takes longer to reach the 20 GB threshold but you'll still be able to do numerous online activities you enjoy.

"We're setting personal hotspotting at 3G speeds for all Unlimited customers, which will allow customers to continue to do numerous things they enjoy doing online".

Their speeds will drop to 1.5Mbps download and 750kbps upload after those on the unlimited plan use more than 20GB of data in a month. The By the Gig data option will continue to deliver 4G speeds for all data traffic.

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