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Comcast Raises Cable Modem Rental Fee
Market by market, beginning this fall..
by Karl Bode 09:03AM Wednesday Sep 16 2009
Washington State users already experienced this as part of a suite of other Comcast rate hikes, but the cable giant now says they'll be increasing their cable modem rental fee from $3 to $5 nationwide. "We continually invest in providing customers with next-generation equipment and technology that delivers advanced voice and Internet services with enhanced capabilities," said Comcast in a statement. "Our costs for this new equipment will increase by 167% over the next two years," justifies the cable giant. "As a result, we will increase modem equipment charges by $2." Want to avoid the fee? Buy your own cable modem.

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