Rogers Communications Inc. is increasing its maximum penalty for exceeding its monthly bandwidth cap, The Globe and Mail blog on technology reported Tuesday. Globe on Technology’s Michael Snider wrote that the penalty increased March 1 from $25 to $50 on all Rogers service plans. The change means that Rogers customers who exceed their monthly bandwidth limit can now pay up to $50 per month instead of $25. The penalty accumulates per-gigabyte for those who exceed their caps. Rogers has dropped its per-gigabyte fee from $1.50 to $1.25. Although it will now take more gigabytes to reach the new $50 limit, the move may encourage customers who regularly exceed their bandwidth cap to upgrade their service package, Snider wrote.