Congressman Jeff Van Drew Statement on Comcast Delaying Overage Penalties

January 29, 2021
Press Release
Contact: Ashley Brown (202)225-6572

Congressman Van Drew is pleased to announce that Comcast has walked back its attempt to increase prices for customers’ data usage.  Comcast was attempting to create a cap on its service and then raise fees during an ongoing health crisis. While he is happy about the delay, he is ready to fight to make sure this delay becomes permanent. 

Comcast released the following statement: “…We are providing customers in our Northeast markets with additional time to become familiar with the new 1.2TB data plan. Customers in these markets will now have at least six months to understand their data usage, and the earliest a customer may see charges is August 2021. Over the next few days we will be updating our materials and communicating to our customers in the Northeast of this change.”

“While I am happy Comcast has delayed these overages, this is not over and I will continue to fight for the people of South Jersey to ensure they are not taken advantage of in the middle of a pandemic or after. People are already paying too much, and these increases are out of control,” said Congressman Van Drew. “I will oppose any unnecessary overage penalties on hardworking Americans.”