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The “lucky” places so far include:
The state of Maine; central Kentucky; Charleston, South Carolina; Savannah, Georgia; Augusta, Georgia; Huntsville Alabama; Mobile, Alabama; Jackson, Mississippi; Knoxville, Tennessee; Memphis, Tennessee; and Tucson, Arizona.
Comcast has said in public that this is just a “test program,” but other statements by company officials suggest that they intend to impose data caps nationally. I find it interesting that all of the places where the data caps have been implemented are staunchly conservative with active hostility towards consumer protection laws and government regulation of private business. Personally, I suspect that this is so, in a year or two, they can make the claim that this policy has been place in communities across America without serious opposition. Perhaps I’m just being cynical, but it’s hard not to be when discussing an industry that is doing its best to take as much additional money as possible from content providers and consumers without any significant improvement in services.