Have you been hit with the predatory monthly fee from internet service providers that charges you for a modem or router you already own? If you have, good news! As of Sunday, December 20th, that fee will be illegal.modem management

While a law was passed last year that "fixed" this dubious charge, it has just now been put into effect six months after the technical deadline. Purchasing your own modem is a smart move compared to renting one. They'll generally pay for themselves before your one year anniversary with it. They'll also generally provide better Wi-Fi coverage, and speeds, the ones IPSs provide are cheap as cheap can be.

For the official wording of this law passed by Congress, H. R. 5035, you can read it on gongress.gov here.