Comcast Fee Increases Metro Ethernet – January, 2016

Next Generation Communications telecommunications provider client update: there are several fee increases for Enterprise Metro Ethernet and PRI/SIP customers. Details are below:

Metro Ethernet & Trunk Customers Equipment Fees

Existing Comcast Business Ethernet and Trunk (PRI and SIP) customers will see a new charge, presented as an Equipment Fee, on their invoice beginning 1/1/16, regardless of contract term. Customers will be charged a monthly Equipment Fee of $24.95 per site for Ethernet customers and /or $14.95 per site for Business Trunk customers.

New Ethernet customers will also begin to see the fee as of January 1, 2016. New Business Trunk customers will see the fee as of January 7, 2016.

All charges will be applied and billed on a per site, per month basis.

Federal Cost Recovery Fee for Interstate Ethernet Customers

Inter-state customers with Ethernet Network Services (ENS), Ethernet Private Line (EPL), or Ethernet Virtual Private Line (EVPL) will see a new Federal Cost Recovery Fee on their bills. Impacted customers will see this new fee labeled “Federal Cost Recovery Fee” of 2.88% on their invoice with bill cycles beginning January 1, 2016. Customers who are not currently charged the Federal Cost Recovery Fee were notified of these changes via bill message starting December 1, 2015. Ethernet Dedicated Internet (EDI) customers are not impacted by this fee.

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