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[–] CIA_KILLED_JFK 0 points 21 points (+21|-0) ago 

The newer ones allows them to broadcast a 'xfinity wifi' option to everyone by default, so that you can be a node in their wireless network across the area. you can disable it sometimes, but sometimes the feature is 'locked' so you can't.

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[–] stillinit [S] 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

So it boradcasts 2 WIFI signals?

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[–] KikeFree 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

It's also theft of your electricity.

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[–] mrnicegoy 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

yes, but the question is whether there are 2 separate streams of internet or whether it shares one (i.e when some random guy fires up bittorrent on your wifi through xfinity do your speeds suffer)

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[–] squidicuz 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

yeah, with the secondary one being able to used by anyone with a comcastic account or something... either way, it uses your bandwidth.

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[–] JustinHeranus 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I'd put a faraday cage over the modem and use an access point.

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[–] 11433799 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Put it in an old microwave... :) Faraday cage ha ha

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[–] ToTheMoonAlice 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

It is theft of the bandwidth you are paying for.

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[–] Cat-hax 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Yeah wish I knew this before I got mine replaced, we were having internet issues so I called Comcast they told me it was the modem that it wasn't connecting, I get it replaced and shit still doesn't work, it was a shitty connection in thier junction box on the street.

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[–] stillinit [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

They will always blame the modem first if it's not one of their modems.

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[–] valk2 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

Hopefully you bought your own and didn't rent theirs.

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[–] pangaea 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

People RENT those? That's a thing?

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[–] valk2 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

The cable company doesn't just give you a modem. If you get any equipment there will be a rental fee on your bill unless you purchase your own equipment.

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[–] stillinit [S] 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

People are stupid.

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[–] Hall_of_Cost 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I used my own when I had Comcast internet. They asked me all the time to switch as well. It's like $12/month.

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[–] stillinit [S] 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

They want me to buy their own, of course.

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[–] I_Always_Lie 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

If you own it, make sure to keep the receipt. I've heard they will claim the one you bought is theirs.

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[–] stillinit [S] 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

I have my own modem. They've done this to me. Wouldn't refund the money they stole.

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[–] Sakusha 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Why are you still subscribed to them?

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[–] Koalemos_Grottesco 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Hey OP, just your friendly Comcast goat checking up on you. Consider upgrading your modem for a better Voat experience!

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[–] 11433796 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

The new one is backdoored and can spy on you better.

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[–] stillinit [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Part of me seriously thinks this is part of the reason.

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[–] Thisismyvoatusername 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Because it is economically better for them. First, it probably comes with a higher rental fee. Second, it is easier on them to have standardized equipment throughout an area. That helps them save on training, inventory costs, etc.

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[–] slwsnowman40 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago  (edited ago)

They can't control it like they can the new ones.

ETA - they probably have a rent fee associated with it too.

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[–] fuspezza 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Yes rental fee of $10usd a month

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[–] SophisticatedMonkey 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Next month it will be $11, along with the other price hikes.

http://www.phillymag.com/business/2017/12/22/comcast-cable-bill-price-hike-fees/

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[–] gabara 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

You DON'T want DOCSIS3.0? Are you a nigger?

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[–] stillinit [S] 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

I know you're being sarcastic but there's literally no speed difference from my testing, I'm sure there could be but not with comcast. They just lie. Lie to fuck over people who aren't very bright so they can throw their modem at them.

"Do you want to get fucked over every month? It's SO eaasy with Comcast!"

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[–] gabara 1 points 4 points (+5|-1) ago 

After a few minutes anal feels good.

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