Illustration for article titled Have Cable Modem Rental Fees Actually Gotten You To Do Anything?

Time Warner Cable just added a snazzy little rental fee to all its customers' bills, which hasn't made anyone (outside of maybe the Time Warner offices) very happy. A lot of other cable companies do this too. You can get around it by buying your own modem or maybe get a better plan with more bandwidth a free modem so you'll be paying more, but not wasting money on a rental. But have you?


Laziness is a powerful de-motivator, and it's easy to pay off that bill and try not to think about it too much. After all, it's only a couple of bucks, even though they add up over time. So have you gotten off your ass to go buy a modem, or just shrugged it off as an errand for next month? Is it just a cost of business, or are you shaking your fist at the sky?

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