AT&T is going after “data hogs.” The company says it’s placing a limit on the amount of data its home Internet subscribers can transfer in a month.
AT&T says it will start charging extra after subscribers go past 150 gigabytes in a month. The company says only 2 percent of subscribers reach that level.
In practice, only frequent movie downloads or perhaps constant videoconferencing can propel subscribers close to the limit. Beyond the limit, AT&T will charge $10 per 50 gigabytes.