As of Jan. 2015, all accounts pay an internet equipment fee.
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... From section 7
If you have not purchased Internet Equipment from AT&T or if previously purchased Internet Equipment is beyond the one (1) year warranty period (from date of installation) and requires replacement, then you agree to pay a monthly equipment fee for the Internet Equipment, as part of your purchase of or continued use of the Service and/or other AT&T services.
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Customers get very upset with these under the rug fees. These are nothing more than the company creating a back door for annual price increases in addition to tacking on an extra 10% to the bill. It was for these same acts that I fired Directv, and thus I will begin my hunt for an AT&T competitor for high speed internet. If these are anything other than a back door to higher prices and annual price increases then why are customers being held hostage and not allowed a waiver for these fees by purchasing our equipment? This is a joke. I will be canceling soon.