Is Comcast’s $30 Internet Plan Too Good to Be True? We Investigate

| Updated on June 25, 2024
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Comcast has rolled out a new internet plan that supposedly will not lock you into an expensive and confusing contract anymore. As revealed this Thursday, Comcast Now is a prepaid option that does not get you tied in with contracts, has no data caps or hardware fees, and no hidden costs that will shoot up after the first year.

The new Comcast Now connection is available at two speeds. 1. The 100 Mbps for downloads and 11 Mbps for uploads cost around $30 per month; and 2. 200 Mbps plan with the 200 Megabit download and 11 Mbps for uploads. This one is priced at a moderate $45 per month.

And that’s not all, you will also be getting another benefit from a new plan. While your average internet subscription does not include taxes and other fees, which force you to pay more than you signed up for, this will not happen with Comcast Now. The plan prices for Comcast’s subscription are inclusive of taxes. 

This means that you will pay what you sign up for and no other hidden fees are there.

So what’s the catch here?  

Well, the catch is that speeds of 200 Mbps or even 100 Mbps aren’t bad for normal internet browsing, but they may not cut it for activities like video streaming and online gaming. 

To help more people get online, the US government kicked off the Affordable Connectivity Program in January 2022, offering financial credit for internet access. But that plan is about to wind down this year, and there are still millions of people who need affordable connectivity or are too far off the grid to get proper connections.

Comcast Now might be what these people need in a time where being online is more than just a necessity.

Reena Choudhary