[TriLUG] TWC DVR & Modem Recommendations

Steven Waters swaters at livingstreets.com
Sun Dec 16 15:50:01 EST 2012

Ron Young:

TWC maintains a list of "approved" cable modems, most of which cost 
around $150 for Turbo/Extreme/Ultimate plans.  With their new monthly 
fee of $4.22 including tax, it would take three years to pay for itself, 
and you may be fed up with TWC or find a new technology long before 
then.  I see they finally added a few modems to the list in the $80 
range, but that would still take a year and a half to pay for itself:


Instead, what I did was search on Amazon for the same model I had -- 
Ambit (now Ubee) U10C018 -- and found a used one for $16 with free 
shipping.  It handles 30 Mbps down and 2 Mbps up flawlessly, and paid 
for itself in less than four months:


I highly recommend this option if you are planning to keep TWC internet 
for at least 3.8 months :)

Steven N. Waters
Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
Phone: 919-792-8612 - Fax: 919-882-0997
swaters at livingstreets.com

On 12/16/2012 15:17, Ron Young wrote:
> Assuming that I wanted to lower my TWC bill by buying my own DVR and cable
> modem, what would be the recommendations and gotchas for doing that?
> Regards,
> Ron Young
> 919-621-9015
> http://www.linkedin.com/in/ronhyoung

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