Forcing a price increase by removing old plan / Hard pushing router
I have had the same plan with Comcast for Business Internet at basically $100-110 a month for the last 10 years plus.
Now they are telling me my plan is being retired and I have to get a new plan. For a minor bump in performance I can pay a 50% price increase.
If I want to go beyond that I can but then I have to use their router.
What the world are they doing with the router that I have to use their router? And if I don't use their router there is an option where I can use my own but it's more than double. Either that's completely wrong or they are getting some MASSIVE benefit out of me using their router. Are they doing advanced network management with it in which case they should tell me they are messing with my traffic. Or are they using it to harvest data and selling that to 3rd parties for advertising reasons?
Am I paranoid or is there something fishy about this beyond just the crazy price bumps they are throwing out there?