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David
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join:2002-05-30
Granite City, IL
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reply to UnnDunn

Re: As a Charter Customer I'm upset

said by UnnDunn:

On FiOS, there is nothing stopping you from using your own routing equipment. You just can't call them for help if you need it.

Same thing with uverse..

bemis

join:2008-07-18
Reading, MA
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reply to Os

said by Os:

The point is very simple. Verizon controls their network, and they can let whatever they want as a device to be accepted on it.

Charter can do the same. And Time Warner Cable has until recently, not allowed customer-owned modems in many regions.

With FIOS it's often a 2 device install, the ONT and the Router. You don't NEED the router as long as you're internet only and have cat5. You need the router for the TV if you've got the on-screen schedule guide.

There is no additional charge, beyond service, for the internet/phone equipment...

I don't think I'd have a problem with Comcast requiring me to use their equipment. Though I would have a problem if they told me my service would cost $50/mo and also I had to pay a required $7 equipment fee.

I think that's the problem. You can't run a restaurant where you sell a bowl of pasta for $10 and then charge $3 for a fork while not allowing customers to bring their own fork.


trebacz
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join:2003-01-03
Mchenry, IL
reply to Os

Just jumping in on the Comcast Triple Play - with your own modem. I have a purchased modem with Comcast cable, phone, and internet -and love that I had the choice to avoid the $7 rental fee.

Did it last January and wrote the detail about it in this blog post:
»blog.trebacz.com/2012/01/comcast···ris.html



edstreiff

@comcast.net
reply to Os

said by Os:

The point is very simple. Verizon controls their network, and they can let whatever they want as a device to be accepted on it.

Charter can do the same. And Time Warner Cable has until recently, not allowed customer-owned modems in many regions.

And I'm not aware of any provider allowing you to use your own modems with internet/phone service. I know Comcast doesn't, I know my provider doesn't.

I have comcast and was allowed to use my own SB 6121 Comcast residential will allow you use any modem as long as its on their approved list. Saved the $7 modem rental fee, so before you make up something about a provider you don't have you should research better