[UFO Chicago] Cable modems

Calvin Pryor calvinpryor at gmail.com
Fri Mar 25 15:00:29 PDT 2011

I have Comcrap as well. I haven't purchased a separate modem because Comcast
will only provide support for their modems. Having to deal with the
manufacturer myself, and the possibility of having to wait several business
days for a replacement (or pay a small fortune for overnite shipping) was
reason enough for me to keep renting their modem. Plus, if you purchase your
own, it would be giving Comcast an easy scapegoat. I am 100% positive they
would blame all connection issues on your "customer bought" modem and try to
dump you off on the manufacturer. When my cable modem got bricked after some
heavy lightning, I just went to a Comcast center, got a new modem and was
back online in less than 3 hours. It's a rip but it does have some benefits.

Calvin Pryor
calvinpryor at gmail.com
On Thu, Mar 24, 2011 at 9:41 PM, Brian Sobolak <brian at planetshwoop.com>wrote:

> My cable company (Comcrap) now charges me $7/month to rent a modem from
> them. This is 100% more than when I started renting this from them in
> 2007.  What's more, *it's the same modem*.
> Anyone purchased and used a cable modem with success?
> brian
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