Charge for CableCard
emiliosic1
Enthusiast - Level 2

Hello,

I'm wondering why Verizon is charging $ 5 / month for a CableCard. My previous provider charged $ 2 / month.

I checked with FCC and their suggested price is between $ 2 to $ 4:

https://www.fcc.gov/media/cablecard-know-your-rights

'Verizon is 25% over the high limit. Should I open a complain with the FCC?

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CRobGauth
Community Leader
Community Leader

Depending on your previous provider, they may have a larger quantity of users than verizon so they can charge less.

Or they may have had the the old cards that required 2 for  a device inptead of 1.

Or verizon just wants to charge more.

And you said fcc said it was suggested price. Not sure if they can do anything about pricing.

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emiliosic1
Enthusiast - Level 2

The previous cablee provider is regional, so it's much smaller than Verizon. and the card is the exact same M-card VZ rents for 2.5x the price. Same cards that can be had on eBay at about $ 5.

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