Spectrum Goes After Cord Cutters With New Fees

Depressed mature man holding paper and looking at it while sitting on the couch at homeIt seems Charter’s Spectrum Internet service has started to target cord cutters. So how is it targeting cord cutters?

According to several of our readers, Charter’s Spectrum Internet subscribers will be charged an extra $5 fee if they do not bundle with TV or home phone. It seems to be doing this in an effort to offset the growing trend of Internet-only subscribers. Yet $5 is still small compared to the fees you get with TV from Spectrum.

There is good news as always we strongly suggest you shop around for Internet service. There are many great Internet service providers that not only won’t impose a data cap, but they also won’t charge a $5 fee for not bundling.

The one service I personally recommend is Toast.net. If you live in an AT&T area I highly recommend checking them out for a data cap free experience. The best part is it is located right here in the United States and offers US-based customer service.

There is even more hope coming soon with the new 5G wireless Internet services. 5G is the next generation of wireless Internet. Early testing is showing it can give the same performance of fiber Internet with 1 Gbps performance.

This will allow towns to be set up in months not years for gigabyte Internet. This new competition will likely force crazy fees such as $5 for not bundling to go away.

We reached out to Charter Communications for comment by phone and will update this story if we hear back from them.

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