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Assemblywoman Quijano Welcomes Comcast’s Decision to Back-Off Planned Rate Increase

In response to Comcast’s announcement to delay its decision to cap the amount of data available to customers and charge up to $100 premiums for exceeding the data limits until 2022, Assemblywoman Quijano (D-Union) issued the following statement:

“Comcast was right to back away from its proposed rate increases on families and students during the pandemic. The proposed rate increase would have been devastating for our most vulnerable residents.

“As the prime sponsor to legislation that would have prohibited this price hike, I am glad that it wasn’t necessary to pass the bill to protect consumers. Working in partnership with Senators Scutari and Singleton, we were able to elevate the concerns our constituents had about the rate increases and get Comcast to rethink the policy.

“The pandemic is changing our habits as a society, and I will continue to pay careful attention to consumer protection issues during and after the emergency has passed.”