2 May marks the start of monthly data caps for DSL and U-Verse subscribers
The monthly data caps that AT&T had announced to curb users who use disproportionate amount of bandwidth are in effect starting 2 May.
According to the new plans, AT&T will place a monthly cap of 150GB on the amount of data its digital subscriber line (DSL) customers can transfer. The monthly cap will be 250GB for the faster U-Verse.
The company has said that users will be charged $10 for every additional 50GB beyond the 150GB limit, but the subscribers will be informed when they have exceeded 60%, 90%, and 100% of their monthly data limits.
Subscribers will also have access to a usage report and other tools that will inform them of data consuming activities such as high-definition movie downloads and constant video conferencing.
The company announced the data caps back in March. It said that the changes are likely to impact only a small percentage of users.
AT&T said, "Less than 2 percent of our Internet customers could be impacted by this approach – those who are using a disproportionate amount of bandwidth."
"We will communicate early and often with these customers so they are well aware of their options before they incur any additional usage charges."