“Each and every month, your ISP slaps you with a charge of $5, $7 or even $10 for a cable modem rental fee,” Maren Estrada reports for BGR. “Can you believe that? You have to pay an extra $5 to $10 each month just so you can pay $40, $60, even $80 or more for home Internet service. And if you’re cable company is really awful, they charge you even more for a wireless router.”
Estrada writes, “It’s absolutely ridiculous, and it’s time to make it stop.”
“What your cable company doesn’t tell you is that you don’t have to use their equipment and pay those ridiculous fees each month,” Estrada reports. “And right now, you can save even more money thanks to a one-day sale on Amazon. The nation’s biggest online retailer typically sells the NETGEAR DOCSIS 3.0 High Speed Cable Modem for $119.99 but it’s just $99.99 right now [US79.99 is what we’re currently seeing – MDN Ed.], and the NETGEAR AC1600 WiFi DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem Router usually goes for $169.95, but, for the time being, it’s just $129.99. Both models work with all the top cable companies…”
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MacDailyNews Take: We did this long ago in our homes and offices, except we use $69 ARRIS Touchstone Cable Modem CM820 DOCSIS 3.0 8×4 boxes.