After months of working from home, some Nevadans are receiving their first notices that they are approaching their monthly internet data plan limits.
Cox Communications, the state’s largest internet provider, lifted its internet caps at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. It provided unlimited data to all customers at a time when many organizations shifted to working from home and students adjusted to remote online learning, and doctors and medical professionals used video service platforms to consult with patients.
Cox said Monday it resumed placing monthly data caps on Southern Nevada customers’ broadband use July 15.
The company told the Review-Journal it also raised the monthly usage limit from 1 terabyte to 1.25 teraybyte — equivalent to 1,000 hours of videoconferencing and 430 hours of Netflix high-definition streaming, Cox said.
“After reviewing data consumption during this time period, we know that nearly 90 percent of customers would not have exceeded