Important note:If you are canceling service and you lease your modem, or if you are ordering a replacement Brightspeed modem, you must return your current modem within 30 days to avoid equipment charges of up to $200.
Options for Return Labels
You have two choices for return labels after entering your name and address on the Brightspeed returns website. Lacking a printer? Not an issue. There are choices available that don't involve printing
Print and email your return label: You will receive the label as a PDF through email, where you can print it now or at a later time. Even better, you may take that email to a UPS Store and ask them to have it printed for you.
Request a QR code: You will receive a digital code that you can present along with your boxed modem at a UPS Store. After printing your return label and scanning your barcode, the store employee will ship your goods.
You may be wondering why we can't just give you the return address. The reason for this is that without the appropriate UPS return label, the package cannot be tracked or properly associated with your account.
If you lease your modem from Brightspeed, you must return the modem within 30 days from the date you cancel your service. If you do not, you will be responsible for the full retail cost of the equipment.
If you purchased your modem
If you cancel service within 30 days of starting new service, you can be refunded for a purchased modem. The modem must be in new, working condition, and we must receive the returned modem within 30 days after the date you cancel service.
If you have had Brightspeed service for more than 30 days and you purchased your modem, we invite you to return the modem, at no cost to you, and we'll be happy to recycle it.
If you recently subscribed to internet service and opted to use a non-Brightspeed modem to connect, you can return the Brightspeed-provided modem. We strongly recommend that you complete set-up and installation to verify that your own modem works with our network before sending the Brightspeed modem back to us.
You may return a Brighstpeed modem leased to you. Once Brightspeed receives the returned modem, your lease will be canceled. If you do not see the lease cancellation take effect after 30 days, please chat with us.
If you purchased the Brightspeed modem
You may return a Brightspeed modem that you purchased if you are requesting the return within 30 days of purchase. A credit will be issued once we receive the returned modem. After sending the modem back, if you do not see the appropriate credit on your bill after 30 days, please chat with us.
If you believe your modem is faulty and needs to be replaced, contact technical support first to confirm that your equipment needs to be replaced. Our team will help you determine if your modem can be repaired.
If your modem is under warranty or leased
If you are confirmed for a replacement, the cost of a replacement will be covered in any these cases:
you lease your modem; OR
you purchased your modem and are still under the standard 12-month warranty; OR
you purchased your modem with @Ease protection.
We can send your new modem immediately, or you can send us the old modem before we ship the new one. Your customer service agent can help you decide.
Important: You must return the old modem within 30 daysof receiving a replacement to avoid being charged the full retail cost of the modem.
If your modem is no longer under warranty
If your warranty has expired, our technicians can still help you troubleshoot the problem and confirm whether you need a new modem. Your agent can tell you how to get the best price on a new modem with any available promotions, and help you decide whether to lease or purchase. Chat with our customer service team to get started.
Not sure what to do with your old modem? Send it back and we would be happy to recycle it for you.
Did you know that less than 20% of discarded electronics were recycled worldwide in 2019? We are doing our part to keep e-waste out of landfills, but we can't do it without you! Please follow the return instructions above and the link below to ship your old Brightspeed modem* back to us, and we will refurbish or recycle it — at no cost to you. Thank you for your partnership in this important initiative.
* Please check for a Brightspeed sticker or logo on the modem before returning, to ensure it is a Brightspeed modem. Note that if your modem isstill under warranty or leased and you need a replacement,you need to contact our support team to order a new one before returning your current modem.