Comcast’s Xfinity Mobile announces new restrictions on video quality and hotspot speeds

Xfinity Mobile is set to place limitations on the maximum video quality and hotspot speeds that customers can get when using cellular data. In case you’re not familiar, Xfinity Mobile is Comcast’s MVNO that’s available exclusively to the company’s home internet customers and runs on the Verizon network. In an email to customers, Comcast said that video quality will soon be restricted to 480p.

The company claims this change is meant to help its subscribers “conserve data,” saying “this can help you save money if you pay By the Gig and take longer to reach the 20GB threshold if you have the Unlimited data option.” Speeds drop to 1.5Mbps download and 750kbps upload after unlimited customers go over 20GB of usage in a month.

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Author: Chris Welch

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