ISP data collection from home routers

Michael Thomas mike at
Fri Mar 25 20:47:10 UTC 2022

On 3/24/22 12:53 PM, Tom Beecher wrote:
> You don't even have to use their equipment. My provider at home is 
> Charter / Spectrum. I own my own cable modem  / router ,they have no 
> equipment in my home. Their privacy policy is pretty standard.
> Essentially :
> - Anything they can see that I transmit they will collect.
> - Anything they can see when I use their apps , even if I'm not on 
> their network, they will collect.
> - They will use that information for their technical and business 
> reasons, whatever they want.
> - I am very limited in what I can request that they don't collect or use.
> None of this is new in the US. I think more people care about 
> this than we think, but people don't really have an option to vote 
> with their wallets.

Even if you own your modem, the DOCSIS specs require that it be 
completely controlled by the MSO, right?


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