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In the media: Shaw implements data caps

Fri, 01/21/2011 - 7:10am
CED staff

After a trial run last year, Shaw Communications is putting usage caps in place for its data subscribers.

According to a story in the Edmonton Journal, Shaw will bill customers who exceed their monthly limits, but subscribers won't be billed without first being warned twice.

Customers who go over their caps will be contacted by Shaw to see if they want to upgrade to a data tier with a larger limit, or a "data pack," that gives customers more usage in a given month.

After the warnings, subscribers can be charged between $1 and $2 per gigabyte over the limit, depending on the their data plans.

At the low end, Shaw's "High-Speed Lite" plan has a 15-gigabyte limit, while its top "High-Speed Nitro" tier has a 350 GB cap. Shaw's middle tiers now have 60 GB, 100 GB and 175 GB monthly data-transfer limits.

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