New law - Provider cannot charge you for your modem/router

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  1. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

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    OK, so if you return your providers supplied modem/router, they cannot charge you for it any more.
    Now, does any one know if a modem is available for AT&T Fiber that replaces their gateway? I would really like to get out of that extra $10/mo they are charging since I have a great AX router, and would only need a modem.
     
  2. scooper

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    Fiber ? I don't believe there is a modem there (I have Google Fiber) - the only reason I need their router is for MIL's Fiber phone (they use VLANS for that). If I didn't have that, I could use my own router (and I'm quite tempted to do that).
     
  3. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    Technically, this is an amendment to the Television Viewer Protection Act of 2019.
     
  4. Mark Holtz

    Mark Holtz New Texan

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    I was at least able to hook up my AmpliFi router/wifi access point to the AT&T Fiber modem. I had to put the AT&T modem into IP Passthrough and turn off the packet filtering in order to make my Plex server available to the outside world so that I can watch videos and listen to music when I'm out and about. I won't repost my rant about how the SAC2V1K router supplied by Spectrum Internet should not be tossed away gently. It should be thrown, with great force, against the nearest brick wall
     
  5. AZ.

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    Ive been in collections for years from Suddenlink, as I owned my own cable modem from the start....You can see for 5 years not one rental charge!....But I get letters and phone calls about my "debt"?.......Even going to the local satellite location they agree with me, but it such a poorly run company they cant fix a thing over the phone or in person!
     
  6. trh

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    I have A&T fiber. Flat $90 per month. I've never seen a detailed break-out of the bill and it never occurred to me that there might be a monthly fee for their gateway. I'm going to have to check and research. I too would love to remove their gateway.

    EDIT: I went to my detailed bill. Equipment fee waived. Snippet below.

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  7. Jan 1, 2021 #7 of 11
    Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

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    I can see why your Equipment fee is waived...My God that bill is high.

    After my 12 months, it will be $70.94

    Internet inc tax $50.94 -- Unlimited Data

    Monthly plan charges for Dec 16 - Jan 15 $49.99
    Internet 1000 $20 off for 12 months with bundle with HBO Max included $39.99
    Internet Equipment Fee $10.00
     
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    Mark Holtz

    Mark Holtz New Texan

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    Here is my AT&T Bill.... my Gigabit service with Spectrum was $120 per month.

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  9. Jan 2, 2021 #9 of 11
    MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    So is my bill. SPECTRUM is my ISP. My speed averages at 236 Mbps. No throttling, no data caps. Spectrum Internet: $74.99...WiFi Service: $5.00...Total: $79.99.
     
  10. compnurd

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    Pfft. My Gig speed plan with Armstrong is 109 a month
     
  11. trh

    trh This Space for Sale

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    1gb (never seen it test above 975 or below 925), no throttling and no data cap. No data cap is why I got it. We were paying $75 for 75 mbs with Comcast with a data cap.
     

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