Any constructive advice on this subject, letter, or rewrites would be greatly appreciated.
I am looking for advice to whom I might write about possible LTE and 5G WiFi home internet price-fixing. I wrote originally wrote the below letter to explain the situation in my town. I live in the suburbs of a city of 40,000, just 1/2 mile away. I am a Verizon cell and landline customer currently.
The only major internet provider is Comcast/ Xfinity control consumer fiber, WiFi and cable broadband internet in our city at their inflated prices (after a low introductory rate) plus line fees, mandatory equipment lease fees (you cannot use your own modem), exorbitant early contract cancellation fees, etc. The normal monthly fees (not including required cellphone contract, taxes or fees) start at $65/ month for 50Mbps and go up to 110.95/month for 1200Mbps all with capped data usage.
Less then 3 miles away, Verizon has available Wireless WiFi Home Internet LTE at$40/month (with cellphone plan) or $60/ month without a cellphone plan and 5G 1Gbps(1000Mbps) at $50/month (with cellphone plan)or $70/month without cell plan. All plans are unlimited data. You can rent-to-own or bring your own modem.
Comcast leases the lower price services of Verizon, rebrands them as Xfinity at 2x to 3x the original price and will not allow the sale of the lower priced ISP plans even if you are a customer of Verizon.
I want this looked into. This is price-fixing and anti-competitive. People one mile away from me can sign up for these plans and people in my city are not allowed.
Article found in The Motley Fool
The Motley Fool November 8, 2021 Nicholas Rossolillo
“Seriously, Comcast's Evaporating Cable TV Subscriptions Don't Matter Anymore:
It's all about internet and wireless connections these days.
...Plus, there's a lot more to Comcast's “cable communications” segment than just the
primary screen in Americans' living rooms. Broadband internet is actually the company's
bread- and-butter, and that business line is still growing. So is wireless, which Comcast
licenses from Verizon's network and brands primarily to existing customers as
Xfinity Mobile. In total, Comcast's cable segment revenue increased 7.4% year over year
to $16.1 billion-- not bad for a business that is supposedly being “decimated” by the
Thank you very much,