→ Time Warner to Start Charging Modem Rental Fees

I have not received a notification yet, but apparently it is rolling out across the country. Time Warner Cable did post a list of approved modems if you want to purchase a modem instead of paying a monthly rental fee. I purchased the Motorola Surfboard SB61411 the other day for $100, but prices seem to be climbing daily since the announcement. Before long, the Motorola SURFboard Gateway SBG6580, that includes wireless networking, might end up being the cheaper alternative2


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  2. I did not select this modem because I have no intention of replacing my Airport Extreme. Also, I prefer to have the modem and wireless separate so that if one goes down, I only have to replace that device that went down.