Comcast screwing me, I need to buy a cable modem

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Mo Tiggas, Nov 19, 2009.

  1. Mo Tiggas macrumors member

    May 5, 2005
    Oregon, USA
    Hello all,

    Comcast is raising their cable modem rental rates from 3/month to 5/month. So, its finally time to buy a cable modem. Not really sure where to start with this. It seems that the Motorola SURFboard SB5101 is a reliable modem for 60 bucks on amazon. However, its four years old. I'm looking for cheap, reliable, compatible with comcast and decent speeds - but then again who isn't looking for all of that...

    Thanks for the suggestions
  2. HiFiGuy528 macrumors 68000

    Jul 24, 2008
  3. Badger^2 macrumors 68000


    Oct 29, 2009
    @ $5 a month, $60 would take a year to pay off?

    have you tried calling Comcast and asking for them to lower it back to $3?

    I think the rental rate is blackmail myself, but theres no real savings... sucks.

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