Law banning “rental” fees for customer-owned routers takes effect Sunday

New law also targets hidden cable-TV fees and lets users cancel without penalty.

Broadband and TV providers will finally be required to stop charging "rental" fees for equipment that customers own themselves, thanks to a new US law that takes effect on Sunday.

The bogus fees were outlawed by the Television Viewer Protection Act (TVPA), which was approved by Congress and signed by President Trump in December 2019. The law was originally scheduled to take effect on June 20, but Congress gave the Federal Communications Commission leeway to delay enforcement by six months if the FCC "finds that good cause exists for such an additional extension."


Courtesy of Ars Technica

Article Author: Jon Brodkin

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