If you’re getting your broadband service through a cable provider like Time Warner, Comcast, Cox, Charter, Mediacom or many others, you’re probably renting a cable modem.
When I found out I could stop paying that $5.99 monthly rental fee [update 7/1/15: now it’s $7.99, a $100% increase in two years!] by buying one myself and then returning the rental cable modem to Time Warner, I picked one up for $82 and stuck it to The Man. I’ll never pay a cable modem rental fee again, and neither should you. Continue reading