Does my internet service have data caps?
Data caps are unpopular. But that doesn’t mean that other internet service providers have scrapped them. In fact, many providers still limit the amount of data that their customers can use each month, even those who have signed up for unlimited plans.
Here’s some good news, though: Rocket Fiber, for instance, does not impose data caps on its customers.
As the name suggests, a data cap limits the amount of data you can use during a given period — usually a month — through your internet service. If you exceed this limit, your internet service provider might charge you extra until a new service period begins so that you can continue to use data. Other providers won’t charge you, but will downgrade your internet speeds once you break past your data cap. That’s why your download speeds might suffer as the end of the month approaches. Steaming movies and TV shows might also become a chore as your speed drops after you’ve reached your data limit.
Depending on how you use your internet service, you might not hit your data cap in a given month. But if you regularly stream movies or videos, or if you download plenty of files, the odds are higher that you will go over your data limit and be hit with slower internet speeds.
That’s why it’s always better to invest in internet service that doesn’t come with data caps, like the service we provide at Rocket Fiber. This is especially important to business owners who rely on fast internet speeds to get work done.
When shopping for internet service, then, make sure to ask about data caps. Make sure, too, that you understand exactly what happens when you blow past those caps.