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This $40 box is your cable company’s worst nightmare

Published Oct 18th, 2017 10:58AM EDT

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People are cutting the cord in record numbers right now, and cable companies are freaking out. Yeah, it’s pretty awesome and they all deserve it for gouging us for so long. Want to make it sting even worse for them? Pick up a TP-LINK DOCSIS 3.0 High Speed Cable Modem on Amazon for just $40. Activate it using the instructions included in the box, return the one you’re renting from your cable company, and you’ll instantly shave $8 to $10 off your Internet bill — and your cable company’s bottom line — every month.

Here are some of the important details from the product page:

  • ELIMINATE YOUR CABLE MODEM MONTHLY RENTAL FEE
  • CABLE MODEM ONLY – You will also need a router to enable Wi-Fi
  • ISP CERTIFIED – Great for Cable Internet plans up to 150Mbps with XFINITY from Comcast, Spectrum (Including Charter, Time Warner Cable, and Bright House Networks), Cox, Suddenlink, Mediacom, and WOW
  • FASTER DOWNLOADS – Channel bonding of up to 8 downstream and 4 upstream channels, provide data rates up to 343Mbps for download and 143Mbps for upload
  • INDUSTRY STANDARD – DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem provides 8X faster download speed than DOCSIS 2.0 for an ultra-fast performance
  • BACKWARDS COMPATIBLE – CableLabs certified DOCSIS 3.0 backwards compatible to DOCSIS 1.0, 1.1 and 2.0 provides users comprehensive network compatibility
  • LEADING SUPPORT – Industry leading 2-year warranty and 24/7 technical support
  • Eliminate your cable modem monthly rental fee
  • Item is CABLE MODEM ONLY. Compatible with cable internet plans up to 150Mbps*
  • Great for Comcast Xfinity Internet Extreme 150, TWC 100M, Cox Cable Premier, and Brighthouse 100. Also works with other major cable operators including Charter, Cablevision, WoW and more
  • Channel bonding of up to 8 downstream and 4 upstream channels, provide data rates up to 343Mbps for download and 143Mbps for upload
  • DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem provides 8X faster download speed than DOCSIS 2.0 for an ultra-fast performance
  • CableLabs certified DOCSIS 3.0 backwards compatible to DOCSIS 1.0, 1.1 and 2.0 provides users comprehensive network compatibility
  • Supports IPv4 and IPv6 – the latest Internet standard
  • Industry-leading 2-year warranty and unlimited 24/7 technical support
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Maren Estrada Deals Editor

Maren Estrada has been the Editor of BGR Deals since it launched in 2013. She has more than 20 years of experience testing more than 1,500 products, and reviewing a wide range of consumer electronics including mobile devices, smart home products, computers, and home appliances.

Previously, she was a leading consultant specializing in copywriting, product development, and new product launches.

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