This isn't exactly related to television service here in Knoxville, but for those that may have missed the email Comcast has added Knoxville to there list of trial markets for the new 300GB internet bandwidth cap that Nashville instituted August 1st of last year. The new cap goes into effect on October 1st.
The expansion of trial markets originally only included Central Kentucky; Savannah, Ga., and Jackson, Miss (as the Multichannel article from early Aug depicts), however around August 27th Knoxville and Mobile, AL were added to the list...
In Central Kentucky, Savannah, GA; Jackson, MS; Mobile, AL and Knoxville, TN we will begin a trial which will increase our data usage allowance for all XFINITY Internet tiers to 300 GB per month and also offer additional gigabytes in increments/blocks (e.g., $10 per 50 GB). During this trial, XFINITY Internet Economy Plus customers in these markets can choose to enroll in the Flexible-Data Option which will modify their data usage allowance from 300 GB to 5 GB, and provide a $5 credit if their total monthly data usage is less than or equal to 5 GB per month. If customers choose this option and uses more than 5 GB of data in any given month, then they will not receive the $5 credit and will be charged an additional $1 for each gigabyte of data used over the 5 GB included in the Flexible-Data Option.
We believe that the approach we are taking with our data trials is fair because it means those who use more pay more and those who use less can now pay less.
I can't imagine them adding Chattanooga to the list anytime soon with Comcast losing customers in droves to EPB Telecom Fiber Optic there with no caps and who is offering 1Gbps symmetrical for $69.99 per month.
Screenshot of the full email sent to the primary @comcast.net email account (received on 8/27):Edited by wvvolfan - 9/23/13 at 11:01pm