Big Internet providers like AT&T and Comcast are allowed to charge you up to $10 a month to rent equipment like modems and routers, even after you’ve paid enough for the retail price of the equipment.
Telecom companies provide no good reason for asking for the monthly fee indefinitely, other than to take an extra $120 a year from consumers.
Our Internet bills are high enough without the add-on fees. That’s why you should tell your representative to support House Bill 3503 in Springfield.
Under the new legislation, Internet customers would only pay the fees until they had covered the cost of the equipment.
If you’ve paid for the equipment, you should be able to say goodbye to the rental fees.
Send a message to legislators: Vote YES on HB 3503.