Comcast announced it is ending its bundled internet plan, after offering a free internet service for customers who were already on a paid plan.
Customers who opted for the $30 a month option are getting the bonus on their monthly bill.
Comcast’s announcement came after an FCC hearing in which the company argued that it could offer a free Internet service for its existing customers.
The company was expected to offer the service in the future, but now customers will be able to opt out of the service, with the bonus being added to their bill.
The move comes after the FCC last week rejected a request from Comcast to extend its free internet plan beyond the end of March.
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said that the FCC would not accept an extension that would result in a rate hike for internet users, and said that “this will not happen.”
Pai has been critical of the cable and wireless companies for offering cheap, bundled internet plans, but Comcast has argued that its new service will help it better compete with smaller internet providers.
Pai has also proposed that the Federal Communications Commission allow internet providers to offer cheaper, bundled services.
The new internet service will begin in April, Comcast said in a statement.
The Comcast service will be offered for free to existing customers, and it will not be available to new customers.
“We’ve been working hard to make the internet faster, more affordable, and more convenient for customers, with these new offerings,” Comcast said.
“This is our commitment to the Internet, and we’re excited to bring it to new markets and meet new customers.”