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Which Internet providers are lifting data caps during the coronavirus, and which aren't

PC World Wednesday, 25 March 2020 ()
Which Internet providers are lifting data caps during the coronavirus, and which aren'tAs American businesses are forced to shut down because of COVID-19 (the novel coronavirus), customers are anxious about their bill for Internet access. Data caps, an annoyance in the best of times, suddenly can mean paying additional fees if a family sheltering in place goes over their limit.

Think of it: you're working from home, videoconferencing over Skype or Zoom, while your kids are playing games and chatting with friends. There's streamed movies to watch in the evenings. Disney+ and Netflix may be in constant rotation, adding to the bandwidth strain. That's a lot of data! 

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