Every modem rental fee you pay to your ISP is padding for their bottom line, and a total rip-off for you. Fortunately, you can buy your own modem for a relatively small upfront cost, and knock a few bucks off your monthly bill.
There’s a general consensus that Motorola’s SB6141 is the best modem for most cable internet subscribers, but it usually runs in the $80-$90 range. Today only though, you can score a refurb from Woot for $45 shipped We’ve seen plenty of similar deals on the same model in the past, but never for less than $50. [Refurb Arris SB6141 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem, $45]
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