Comcast Business equipment fee now costs US$200+ per year for a gateway worth less than half that
So, imagine my surprise when I received my monthly Comcast Business bill to discover that Comcast's equipment fee has increased another US$2 per month. Not -- of course not. That's more than US$200 per year for equipment worth less than half that *at retail.*
"IMPORTANT INFORMATION: As business costs continue to rise, please be advised that effective June 1, 2019, the rate for the Comcast Business modem monthly rental fee has increased to $16.95 per month. To learn more, please visit business.comcast.com/pricechanges or contact us at 800-391-3000."
The web page referenced by Comcast contains absolutely no useful information related to this issue but does carry the following ever-so-useful disclaimer:
"Note: This is not a comprehensive list of all taxes and fees that may be found on your bill."
This from a vendor who refuses to allow any *business* with a static network (and most likely an outrageously priced subnet lease) from purchasing and managing their own equipment.
Never mind that I'm under contract through 30 June 2021. But I guess Comcast isn't subject to such business agreements.
My city's (Saint Paul, MN) regulator, the Office of Cable Communications regulates only the city's cable television franchise, punting all internet regulation matters to the US FCC. Well, now, isn't that convenient.