Starting Sunday, cable companies can no longer ârentâ you the router you already own
See the original posting on The Verge
Is your internet service provider charging you every month for the cable modem or router that you purchased with your own money? Or, perhaps, have you never bothered to buy those items because you couldnât escape the fee? That fee will be illegal starting Sunday, December 20th, and you should tell your ISP that youâll no longer tolerate it, threaten to sue, and/or take advantage of any binding arbitration clause it may have with you.
Last year, Congress passed a law that should have fixed this ridiculous loophole as of June 20th, 2020 â and though the FCC managed to extend the deadline six months by spinning up some bullshit about how cable companies didnât have the resources to stop charging you money, the law should take full effect…