Comcast thinks it ok to install public wifi in your house

Kain, Rebecca (.) bkain1 at
Thu Dec 11 18:06:33 UTC 2014

No one who has Comcast, who I've forward this to, knew about this (all US customers).  Maybe you can send here the notification Comcast sent out, to your customers.  

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From: NANOG [mailto:nanog-bounces at] On Behalf Of Livingood, Jason
Sent: Thursday, December 11, 2014 12:55 PM
To: Charles Mills; Jeroen van Aart
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Subject: Re: Comcast thinks it ok to install public wifi in your house

On 12/10/14, 9:41 PM, "Charles Mills" <w3yni1 at<mailto:w3yni1 at>> wrote:

In the US at least you have to authenticate with your Comcast credentials and not like a traditional open wifi where you can just make up an email and accept the terms of service.  I also understand that it is a different IP than the subscriber.  Based on this the subscriber should be protected from anyone doing anything illegal and causing the SWAT team to pay a visit.

You are absolutely correct.

Now..they are doing this on your electric bill and taking up space (albeit a small amount of it) in your home.

The blog cited is at As you can see it uses two separate devices; it is not similar to our residential service.


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