r/technology – Amazon plans to share your internet with your neighbors. This is how you opt out


This is got to be one of those reasons why I don’t put “internet of things” in my home. No assistant, no internet connected thermostat or appliances, nothing. The only things connected to the internet are computers, phones and tablets, and a Roku stick on each TV.

Even with my internet, I bought my own router and modem because I don’t want Xfinity using my home as a hotspot. My fear is one day they will force it.

I think it’s ridiculous all these companies that keep trying to use our internet connections as hot spots or whatever. If they want the internet everywhere then they should pay for it and put it everywhere, not rely on us to provide. And yeah, I know it doesn’t count on our bandwidth and everything, but still, I don’t want people connected to my home network in any way, shape, or form.


This is got to be one of those reasons why I don’t put “internet of things” in my home. No assistant, no internet connected thermostat or appliances, nothing. The only things connected to the internet are computers, phones and tablets, and a Roku stick on each TV.

Even with my internet, I bought my own router and modem because I don’t want Xfinity using my home as a hotspot. My fear is one day they will force it.

I think it’s ridiculous all these companies that keep trying to use our internet connections as hot spots or whatever. If they want the internet everywhere then they should pay for it and put it everywhere, not rely on us to provide. And yeah, I know it doesn’t count on our bandwidth and everything, but still, I don’t want people connected to my home network in any way, shape, or form.

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