FCC will pay ISPs to deploy broadband with 250GB monthly data cap

Specifically, the FCC added a new tier of 50Mbps down and 5Mbps up, with a data cap of at least 250GB a month. The FCC also raised the planned cap on the lowest tier from 150GB to 250GB. AT&T and other ISPs had pushed for a cap of 150GB on both the 25/3 and 50/5Mbps tiers.

Not only are the 50/5Mbps comically slow by any standard, the 250GB cap just adds insult to injury. Provided it is even possible to use that much data on such a slow connection. For comparison Verizon’s 4G LTE network averages 36 Mbps down, and a 3x with 15Mbps up. Lifewire