Early Termination Fees
Cyberonic passes on the Covad early termination fee if you terminate their standard one-year contract early.
So do a number of other ISP's.
Here is an interesting article that lists some examples, quoting Consumer's Reports:
Remind us again Don, what is Cyberonic's ETF? $230.00, plus another $300.00 if you don't return their crappy Broadxent gateway?
I had Cyberonic/Covad and Digizip/Covad at the same time. I paid/pay less at Digizip, and am month to month, no termination fee. Also, I have a higher level of service with Digizip/Covad, and pay less. Digizip also has mail servers that work, and an excellent 99% uptime.
Thankfully, my one year forced contract expired with Cyberonic, and I was able to drop them without having to pay their BS EFT.