Chances are that you current Internet plan charges you a flat free for unlimited access to the Internet and services like Netflix and HBO Go.

That kind of plan could soon become a thing of the past.

Comcast is quietly expanding a new plan that will charge customers for using more than 300 gigabytes of data. Households that want to avoid the cap can do so for a $30 surcharge.

Comcast, which has been testing this kind of plan for at least two years, is expanding its use of this plan in a number of areas in Arkansas, Louisiana, Tennessee and Virginia, according to DSLReport.com

The plan, which resembles smartphone data billing, has customers pay the usual amount for 300 gigabytes of data. Once that is hit, users will be charged an additional $10 for every additional 50 GBs used. There is also an option of paying an additional $30 for no cap whatsoever. Read more…

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