Did you know you pay $120 a year in cable modem rentals? Comcast’s Xfinity Internet service charges $10 a month just to rent their cable modem. But there is great news! You can buy your own cable modem and never pay a modem rental fee again!
After you buy your new modem, call Comcast at 1-800-934-6489 and they will help you set it up and tell you how you can return your rented modem. So now the question is what cable modems work with Comcast?
Update: A few readers have pointed out that Comcast now lets you register your modem online. All you have to do is open your browser and try to access a website after you connect your new modem. Just make sure to carefully follow the instructions on the screen. Last time I had Comcast this was not an option.
NETGEAR CM50 DOCSIS 3.0
Looking for a cheap modem? The NETGEAR CM50 modem supports Internet plans up to 200 Mbps down. The best part is at $61.97 you can start saving money in just over six months.
You can find the NETGEAR CM50 on Amazon HERE.
The NETGEAR Gigabit Cable Modem
Need a modem that can go up to a gigabit? This modem is perfect for anyone who wants a lot of speed but hates renting their modem from Comcast.
You can find the NETGEAR Gigabit cable modem on Amazon HERE.
NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1900
Want an all-in-one modem with Wi-Fi built in? The NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1900 gives you powerful AC Wi-Fi—perfect for streaming. It supports Internet speeds up to 960 Mbps down.
You can find the NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1900 on Amazon HERE.
Remember: If you decide to buy your own modem, you need to call Comcast to set it up.
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