Comcast Getting People To Pay For What Should Be Free
from the amazing dept
My cable modem service was originally supplied by AT&T Broadband – which used to advertise WiFi routers on their website, and encourage people to set up home networks. Now that Comcast owns them, it appears to be a different story altogether. They’re now offering a “special package” for those who want WiFi networks at home. This “special package” seems more like “extortion” to me. It involves paying $25 more per month, plus paying a $100 installation fee to have someone come set up your WiFi router and two computers. An additional computer costs another $50. The “benefit” is slightly higher speeds, and having someone set up the WiFi, for those who can’t figure it out themselves. It’s a little unclear if this new service is required for anyone who wants WiFi, or if it’s just a “premium service” for those who don’t know any better.