There's only so many times that you can write about Comcast acting like a rent-seeking monopolist before reaching the point where nothing will surprise you any more, and I think I'm there. Ars Technica reports that Comcast is charging new customers an "installation fee" of $60 to $90 to set up standalone internet or TV service, even if your home is already wired with Comcast service and there's nothing left to install. The fee is charged even if you're ordering the same (or slower) service than the previous occupant, which means Comcast is quite literally charging people $90 to plug in two wires.
The surprise here is less that Comcast is taking $90 from customers who have no other choice of internet provider and calling it a bogus "fee," and more that it's only $90.
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