If I were in the market for a cable modem so I could forgo those pesky rental fees, I’d pick up Motorola’s SB6141 Surfboard DOCSIS 3.0 Cable modem at $120.
By Peter Ha
Recently, Time Warner Cable joined the ranks of Comcast and Cox by charging $4 a month to lease one of their sub-par (read: dated) cable modems. As Gizmodo put it, here’s one way of getting around it – “How to Beat Time Warner’s Bullsh*t Modem Rental Fee.” (Comcast and Cox have been charging subscribers a whopping $7 a month to lease cable modems for some time.)
Should you decide to buy a modem as a Time Warner customer, you’ll have 30 months to recoup the cost of buying a modem like the SB6141, and at the other two carriers, 18 months–not to mention you can always sell the modem if you ever decide to for a few bucks.