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I signed a 2 year Comcast business class contract in June 2011.

I signed a 2 year Comcast business class contract in June 2011. I want to cancel my account because I'm closing down my business and moving to a new location. I have about 13 months left on my contract, so my early termination fee is ~$1200 (75% of the remaining contract). Since I am moving to a location not serviced by Comcast, I can't move the service there to avoid the termination fees. I also can't find anyone else who wants to take over my contract. When I originally signed the contract the representative told me that if my business fails they would waive the termination fees, but this is no longer the case. What can I do?
Armen asked this question 1 year ago
  • Paffoman

    11 years experience offering one post resolution

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    You can contact the governing body that deals with cable subscriptions and tell them that you are being charged an ETF because you are moving to a non-comcast serviceable area and that you would keep it if you were. Put is on the company not on you.

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  • Mog_ur

    Need a "Comcastic" guide? The Great Mog_ur will make Comcast issues disappear. I'm a Comcast...

    if you are moving out of area... or to an area that is not covered by Comcast business class....an early termination fee will not apply. call our business services line. Call (800) 391-3000. The agents on the line will be able to confirm this. good luck in your new Location.

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      Armen

      I called and asked a sales representative, an agent at customer care, and an agent at the retention department and they all said the early termination fee would not be waived if I move to an area that is not covered by Comcast business class. Any thoughts?
    • Mog_ur

      5.5 Regulatory and Legal Changes. The Parties acknowledge that the respective rights and obligations of each Party as set forth in this Agreement upon its execution are based on applicable law and regulations as they exist on the date of execution of this Agreement. The Parties agree that in the event of any subsequent decision by a legislative, regulatory or judicial body, including any regulatory or judicial order, rule, regulation, decision in any arbitration or other dispute resolution or other legal or regulatory action that materially affects the provisions or ability to provide Services on economic terms of the Agreement, Comcast may, by providing written notice to the Customer, require that the affected provisions of the Agreement be renegotiated in good faith. If Customer refuses to enter such renegotiations, or the Parties can’t reach resolution on new Agreement terms, Comcast may, in its sole discretion, terminate this Agreement, in whole or in part, upon sixty (60) days written notice to Customer
  • The Cable Guy

    "I fix it every time." Dedicated cable technician well versed in all Comcast products and...

    As long as you are moving to a non-Comcast area that lets you out of your agreement. It is in the term and conditions.

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  • tech 2441

    Commercial service and installation technician, been with the company 8 years doing technical troubleshooting...

    Yep unless the business fails you are required to pay the eft fee, if you check deeper in your contract there may be another clause to get out but Comcast will make it difficult,

  • ohcheap1

    Im the one who gets it done.

    The tough thing here is you entered into a legal and binding "contract". I work in residential class but I researched business class contracts and there isnt much I can tell you. So sorry.

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    Good Luck!