Regarding Broadband

Forced Router Upgrade from Verizon

Recorded on July 31st, 2016


If you’re a FiOS customer, be on the lookout for an innocuous-looking envelope from Verizon in your mailbox. It’s not one of those “save money by upgrading to one of our bundles” letters. It’s a friendly annoucement that if you don’t upgrade to a new FiOS router for $59.99 plux taxes, you’ll soon be charged $2.80/month just to keep your old one running.

My response to this will be to either find another new non-Verizon router on NewEgg or Amazon, or to skip the router completely and hook the AirPort Extreme directly into the ONT box with Ethernet. I will report back with my progress.