reply to roman19
Re: Electronic Box Pre-Sale Experience
said by roman19 :I beg to differ. All cablecos collect a one-time service charge to switch one of their customers over to one of the new resellers. (Cogeco charges almost $60) In addition, the cableco charges back a monthly fee (dry loop equivalent) to the reseller. The end user customer does not see it because it is built into the price unlike DSL incumbents that are required to break out the charge. Cogeco's rates are the highest which is why there is so little competition in Cogeco territories of Ontario and Quebec. They must be in someone's pocket at the CRTC to have such high tariffs approved.
Cogeco also owns physical line and yet cable ISPs don't charge "naked cable" fees.