Comcast's new streaming app doesn't rely towards your cap

Comcast's new streaming app doesn't count against your cap

Following T-Cellular’s lead, Comcast is launching a brand new streaming TV app that won’t rely towards customers’ knowledge caps. The app, referred to as Stream TV, is “an IP cable service delivered over [Comcast’s] managed community to the house” firm reps informed Ars Technica. Because the knowledge travels over Comcast’s IP gateway relatively than the web correct, the visitors will not rely towards a consumer’s month-to-month restrict.

What’s extra, the $15/month service reportedly delivers cable-high quality video — together with stations like HBO, ABC, CBS, CW, FOX, NBC, PBS, Telemundo and Univision — with out the necessity for a set-prime field and even precise cables. It is presently out there for web-solely customers in Boston and Chicago, although the corporate plans to roll the service out to the remainder of the nation subsequent yr.

Like T-Cellular’s providing of choose associate streaming providers for no knowledge cost, Comcast’s new app does not technically break lately erected internet neutrality guidelines since so-referred to as zero-score schemes aren’t expressly prohibited beneath the statute. Nevertheless, the FCC does permit complaints towards these practices and its fee guidelines on them on a case-by-case foundation.

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