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Internet Providers with Data Caps

Enter your zip code to see all of the internet providers in your area including which have data caps and which don't.

Several providers featured on this list are currently suspending data caps temporarily to provide relief to consumers reliant on home broadband connections for work and critical communications during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Here are some of the providers who have suspended data caps:

  • AT&T Internet
  • Comcast Xfinity
  • Cox Communications
  • Mediacom
  • Sparklight

Every Internet Provider We've Found Offering Plans With Data Caps

This table includes every broadband Internet provider currently using "data caps" to limit Internet usage. As of May 26, 2020, we have 181 providers with data caps in our database.

To help make sense of this data, we have also included the number of customers served by each provider so you can see how many people are affected by data limits.

If your Internet provider is on this list, we recommend that you monitor your data usage — particularly if you frequently stream video or download/upload large files.

This data is continously updated as our data team collects and updates plans from providers. When we have recorded multiple plans for a provider with differing data caps we show their data cap as a range. If a provider has a data cap listed that does not mean it applies to all of their plans or all of their regions, just that we've found them advertising at least one plan with a data cap.

Internet Providers with Data Caps as of May 26, 2020

CompanyPopulation CoveredTechnologiesDatacap Amount
101 Netlink181,000Fixed Wireless10 - 220GB
325 Internet100Fixed Wireless50 - 700GB
5D Networks300Fixed Wireless125 - 500GB
A Better Wireless44,000Fixed Wireless40 - 300GB
Adak Eagle Enterprises80Fiber, DSL2 - 15GB
Agri-Valley Services23,000Fixed Wireless50 - 250GB
AiroComm86,000Fixed Wireless50 - 300GB
Alaska Power & Telephone12,000DSL30 - 1,000GB
All Points Broadband1.5 millionFixed Wireless100GB
AP&T Wireless9,000Fixed Wireless30 - 400GB
Armstrong987,000Cable, Fiber200 - 2,000GB
AT&T2.7 millionFixed Wireless250GB
Ax-S-Anywhere2,000Fixed Wireless1,000 - 4,000GB
Ayera Technologies, Inc.950,000Fixed Wireless100 - 3,240GB
Bascom Communications12,000Fiber200GB
Basin Broadband310,000Fixed Wireless40 - 80GB
BBWI87,000Fixed Wireless200 - 500GB
Beaver Valley Cable3,000Cable50 - 1,500GB
BendBroadband167,000Cable500 - 1,000GB
Big River Telephone59,000Fixed Wireless20 - 50GB
BIT Communications63,000Fixed Wireless10 - 250GB
Blue Devil Cable13,000Cable1,000GB
Blue Ridge Communications623,000Cable200 - 6,000GB
Borealis Broadband275,000Fixed Wireless90 - 1,000GB
Bouncelinx LLC60,000Fixed Wireless16 - 300GB
Bristol Bay Telephone Cooperative1,000DSL5 - 40GB
Buckeye Broadband544,000Cable250 - 500GB
Bullitt Communications47,000Fixed Wireless75 - 500GB
Bush-Tell1,000DSL5 - 40GB
Cablelynx Broadband365,000Cable500 - 2,000GB
California Broadband Services13,000Fixed Wireless200 - 2,000GB
CAS Cable85,000Cable1,000 - 3,500GB
Central Scott Telephone Company12,000DSL, Cable, Fiber1,000 - 5,000GB
CenturyLink49.3 millionDSL, Fiber1,024GB
CGI-Communication60,000Fixed Wireless50 - 400GB
Citizens17,000Fiber150 - 6,000GB
Citizens Cablevision13,000Cable, DSL100 - 500GB
Coalfields Telephone Company14,000DSL1,000GB
Coast Communications7,000Cable100 - 500GB
ComSouth73,000Cable200 - 1,000GB
Concept Communications Corp300Fiber, Cable100 - 300GB
Cordova Telephone Cooperative2,000DSL100 - 500GB
Country Road Networks12,000Fixed Wireless250GB
Cox Communications *21.1 millionCable1,024GB
CresComm Broadband700Fixed Wireless150 - 2,000GB
Desert iNET118,000Fixed Wireless200 - 1,000GB
DigitalPath282,000Fixed Wireless50 - 2,000GB
DM-Tech800Fixed Wireless350 - 700GB
Duncan Cable2,000Cable250 - 350GB
Eastern Indiana Wifi6,000Fixed Wireless30GB
ElbertonNET13,000Cable100 - 2,000GB
Emery Telcom28,000Fiber, Cable5 - 3,000GB
Enhanced Telecommunications Corporation45,000Fixed Wireless20 - 100GB
Etheric Networks5.8 millionFixed Wireless300 - 4,000GB
Farmers Mutual Telephone Company3,000Fiber500GB
Fast-Air Internet7,000Fixed Wireless200 - 260GB
Federated Telephone Cooperative14,000Fiber500GB
Fibre Alaska400Fiber, Fixed Wireless20GB
FireServe64,000Fixed Wireless10 - 16GB
Florida Broadband537,000Fixed Wireless20 - 700GB
GCI Communication556,000Cable, DSL, Fixed Wireless5 - 600GB
Gigabit Minnesota10,000Fiber1,000GB
GoBrolly Communications10,000Fixed Wireless75 - 420GB
Haefele Connect25,000Cable100 - 750GB
Harris Broadband300Fiber150 - 450GB
Home Town Network97,000Fixed Wireless15 - 150GB
Horizon Cable TV2,000Cable300 - 500GB
Horizon Wireless112,000Fixed Wireless300 - 800GB
Hudson Valley Wireless815,000Fixed Wireless200 - 2,400GB
HughesNet *308.7 millionSatellite10 - 50GB
Infostructure8,000Fiber200 - 300GB
InfoWest207,000Fixed Wireless400 - 500GB
Inter Mountain Cable91,000Cable1,000 - 3,000GB
InterBel Telephone Cooperative3,000Fiber, DSL400 - 2,000GB
Jefferson County Cable14,000Cable1,000GB
Kellin Communications653,000Fixed Wireless300GB
Ketchikan Public Utilities12,000Fiber, DSL150 - 1,000GB
Kingdom Connection39,000Fixed Wireless25 - 150GB
Kloud Konect7,000Fixed Wireless20GB
Kraus Cable16,000Cable1,000GB
Lake Country Internet500Fixed Wireless1,000GB
Lake Region Technology & Communications17,000Fiber1,000 - 5,000GB
Lennon Telephone Company17,000Cable250GB
Liberty Communications7,000Fiber1,000GB
Limestone Cablevision18,000Cable300 - 550GB
Lincoln County Telephone System2,000Fiber, DSL300GB
Lincoln Telephone Company57Fiber30 - 100GB
LocalTel Communications53,000Fixed Wireless300GB
Lone Pine Communications1,000Cable40GB
LR Communications1,000Fixed Wireless200 - 1,000GB
LUS Fiber117,000Fiber1,024 - 7,168GB
LVWifi.com2,000Fixed Wireless500 - 1,000GB
Maxwire100Fixed Wireless50 - 400GB
MaxxSouth Broadband259,000Cable2,000GB
Mid-Rivers Telephone Cooperative64,000DSL300 - 400GB
Midwest Telecom of America522,000Fixed Wireless350GB
MLGC5,000Fiber500 - 900GB
Mojave Development2,000Fixed Wireless150 - 300GB
Mosaic Telecom25,000DSL1,000GB
Moundville Telephone Company5,000DSL1,000GB
Mountain Mesh5,000Fixed Wireless50 - 500GB
MTCO Communications153,000Fiber1,000GB
Myakka Communications11,000Fiber40 - 1,200GB
NATCO7,000Fiber, DSL250GB
NeboNet13,000Fixed Wireless250 - 1,000GB
Nedernet2,000Fixed Wireless50 - 350GB
Netlinx Internet140,000Fixed Wireless50 - 1,000GB
New Era Broadband20,000Fixed Wireless75 - 100GB
Newwave Communications1.0 millionCable900 - 1,200GB
Nikola Broadband30,000Fixed Wireless200 - 750GB
NISHNANET1,000Fixed Wireless200GB
Northern Telephone Cooperative2,000DSL80GB
Nushagak Electric & Telephone Cooperative2,000Cable5 - 100GB
OACYS Technology241,000Fixed Wireless50 - 500GB
OnlineNW474,000Fixed Wireless100 - 300GB
Open Air Wireless167,000Fixed Wireless150 - 1,000GB
Orchard Wirelessnet400Fixed Wireless40 - 500GB
OTZ Telephone Cooperative3,000DSL40 - 200GB
PC Telcom3,000Fixed Wireless, Fiber, Cable25 - 400GB
Phoenix Broadband1.5 millionFixed Wireless50GB
Pine Telephone Company13,000Fixed Wireless25 - 100GB
Plateau82,000Fixed Wireless150 - 300GB
Preferred Networks490,000Fixed Wireless100 - 700GB
Premium Choice Broadband40,000Fixed Wireless20 - 60GB
Ptera527,000Fixed Wireless600GB
Ranch Wireless3.2 millionFixed Wireless30 - 375GB
RazzoLink1.3 millionFixed Wireless250 - 1,000GB
Rise Broadband25.7 millionFixed Wireless250GB
Ritter Communications124,000Cable500 - 1,500GB
Salsgiver12,000Fiber500 - 5,000GB
Sandhills Wireless3,000Fixed Wireless150 - 400GB
Schat.net2,000Fixed Wireless250GB
SDWISP325,000Fixed Wireless100 - 2,400GB
SELCO35,000Cable400 - 600GB
Service Electric Cablevision438,000Cable200 - 6,000GB
Shentel437,000Cable, Fiber500 - 3,000GB
Sister Lakes Cable2,000Cable500 - 1,000GB
Sjoberg's22,000Cable500 - 1,000GB
SkyHi Broadband9,000Fixed Wireless200GB
Skyrunner144,000Fixed Wireless150GB
Smart City31,000Fiber1,000 - 2,000GB
SmarterBroadband141,000Fixed Wireless40 - 400GB
Sparklight (formerly Cable One)3.2 millionCable300 - 1,200GB
SpeedConnect462,000Fixed Wireless10 - 100GB
SpringNet13,000Fiber500 - 2,000GB
Succeed.Net705,000Fixed Wireless200 - 1,000GB
Suddenlink Communications6.8 millionCable250 - 350GB
Supervision200Cable30 - 325GB
Surf Broadband Solutions789,000Fixed Wireless150 - 200GB
Surfnet Communications7,000Fixed Wireless1,500GB
TekWav85,000Fixed Wireless150GB
TelAlaska4,000Cable8 - 25GB
Tel-Star Cablevision10,000Cable200GB
Texoma Broadband15,000Fixed Wireless250GB
Thames Valley Communications63,000Cable150 - 2,000GB
TierOne Networks2.8 millionFixed Wireless100GB
Tsunami-Wireless85,000Fixed Wireless50 - 250GB
Upward Access12,000Fixed Wireless100 - 400GB
UUI Internet13,000DSL, Fixed Wireless5 - 100GB
Velociter Wireless35,000Fixed Wireless10 - 100GB
Veracity Networks436,000Fiber350GB
Vermont Telephone Company33,000Fiber, DSL2,500GB
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) *308.5 millionSatellite12 - 50GB
Viser381,000Fixed Wireless100 - 1,000GB
Vyve Broadband606,000Cable, Fiber1,000 - 2,000GB
WATCH Communications2.9 millionFixed Wireless20 - 700GB
Wave Broadband *1.9 millionCable300 - 1,000GB
Wave Wireless1,000Fiber50GB
West Michigan Wireless ISP80,000Fixed Wireless60GB
Westel Systems9,000Fiber, Cable, DSL400 - 3,072GB
Whiz To Coho156,000Fixed Wireless200GB
Wi-Fiber9,000Fixed Wireless30 - 50GB
Wireless Data Net32,000Fixed Wireless70GB
Wyandotte Municipal Services27,000Cable1,500 - 2,000GB
XAirNet0Fixed Wireless150GB
xBar7 Communications1,000Fixed Wireless, Fiber1,000GB
XFINITY from Comcast *111.5 millionCable1,024GB
Yellowknife Wireless Company204,000Fixed Wireless50 - 100GB
Zito Media287,000Cable500GB


A data cap is the limit on the amount of data you are allowed to use each month. Essentially it’s how much you can use the internet. The consequences of exceeding this limit would depend on the type of cap you have. There are two types of caps, a ‘hard’ data cap and a ‘soft’ data cap.

A 'hard' data cap used to mean that once you reached your limit your internet service provider would shut you off until the following month. Today, they keep your service on, but charge an overage fee based on the amount of data you use. It is usually charged in blocks, but it can get quite expensive.

A ‘soft’ data cap is when a provider reduces your internet speed, called throttling, when you hit your data limit during the specified period. You are not charged any overage fees and you only experience this lowering of speed until your next billing cycle.

Many providers today are placing a higher limit on hard data caps, or have no data cap plans. For example, cable and fiber internet plans have 1 TB data caps or none at all, while DSL and wireless internet types usually have data caps ranging from 10-500 GB or more depending on the provider.

Why Data Caps Exist

Data caps have emerged in recent years as a way for Internet providers to police bandwidth usage on their networks. Rather than letting everyone use the "pipe" as much as they want, the broadband industry in the US seems to be moving towards a "pay as you go" model where customers who use more data than other will have to pay extra for it.

Statements from Internet providers suggest that data caps are a necessary step to combat network congestion. Opponents of data caps believe that the motivation for data caps has more to do with recovering declining cable revenue or creating a roadblock for streaming services like Netflix. Whichever side you believe, the outcome is the same — data caps are becoming commonplace.

When you shop for an Internet plan, keep in mind that Internet providers often advertise their data caps as "data plans" or "data limits."


Some of the internet providers listed below offer plans without data caps. Often, these plans have higher, sometimes near gigabit speeds. Still read the fine print when signing up for a new plan. “Unlimited data” plans can come with soft data caps that aren’t advertised. It’s possible to get unlimited data — providers offer unlimited data plans as an add-on to your internet plan, which can cost an extra $50/month.

What Happens if you Go Over a Data Cap

Customers who go over the limit set by their provider usually have to pay a fee or purchase additional data on top of their base rate. Additional data purchases are usually handled “a la carte” style, in add-on bundles of 10GB or so.

Some Internet providers provide digital meters for checking how much data you’ve used in a given month. Others do not and only show data use information if their records show you’ve gone over the limit.

In some rare cases, a customer’s service may be terminated if the provider determines that they are breaking their service agreement.

How We Collect this Data

Our data cap information is collected regularly by our full-time research team. This page is automatically updated when we notice changes on Internet provider websites during the routine collection of specific broadband Internet, TV, and phone plans.

All the data shown on this page is based directly on Internet provider websites, information from company call centers, and other official marketing materials. We are unable to display data cap information for plans that are not publicly listed, or that we have not been able to pull into our database for some other reason.

Note: If you are an internet service provider on this list and you believe your company shouldn't be included here please send us a note via our contact form. Once we verify that the plans listed on your website no longer include data caps, we'll remove you from this list. This is particularly useful if you have just updated your plans, otherwise our data team will probably update it once they revisit your site to check plans.



    Most internet providers have data caps. These caps can be ‘hard,’ where a fee is assessed when exceeded, or ‘soft,’ where speed is slowed when exceeded. Some providers have plans, for a fee that offer ‘unlimited data’, and some providers offer customers no caps at all.


    A TB, or Terabyte, of data, is 1000 GB. That is 165 two-hour HD movies, 200,000 five-minute songs, or 310,000 pictures.


    Spectrum and Verizon are two providers that do not impose data caps on their customers; they offer true ‘unlimited data’ plans. Other internet providers like AT&T, Cox, and Xfinity all offer unlimited data as an add-on option for fees between $30-$50. AT&T also allows unlimited data as part of a bundle package.


    While there are no laws governing data caps, there are guidelines that are designed to help internet service providers keep up with the demands of users across the world. To ensure internet usage is fair and balanced, companies engage in data caps. Each company knows the limit their network can bear and implements caps based on those threshold

Last Updated on 05/26/2020