Comcast thinks it ok to install public wifi in your house

Scott Helms khelms at
Fri Dec 12 03:45:02 UTC 2014

In this case, they do own the modems.  I am not aware of any case where
they do this to customer owned gear.
On Dec 11, 2014 8:41 PM, "Ricky Beam" <jfbeam at> wrote:

> On Thu, 11 Dec 2014 19:33:03 -0500, Owen DeLong <owen at> wrote:
>  In short, the only thing really truly wrong with this scenario is that
>> Comcast is using equipment that the subscriber should have exclusive
>> control over (they are renting it, so while Comcast retains ownership, they
>> have relinquished most rights of control to the "tenant") how the device is
>> used.
> Except every ISP (pretty much universally) thinks the modem/router is
> theirs and they can, therefore, do whatever they flippin' please with it.
> In some markets (not necessarily comcast), they lock down the router to the
> point the customer can't even access it; every single change has to go
> through them.
> (AT&T Uverse... you can change anything you want, with sufficient access
> (i.e. telnet), but the mothership can (and will) undo your changes pretty
> much instantly -- "apply" triggers a CWMP event.)

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