Charter Compatible DOCSIS 3.0 and DOCSIS 2.0 Internet Modems
Modem list updated January 2015. Prices updated every hour.
Below are all the modems on the Charter Approved Modems List and that can be bought at Amazon, Walmart or Best Buy. We've gone through all of them to find the ones that can be purchased at major retailers.
Note the following policy from Charter: Effective July 26, 2012 For new Internet Customers and customers switching to our New Package Pricing, we will no longer allow customer-owned modems on our network. In order to provide our customers powerful and reliable Internet service at a great value, we will provide modems included in Internet pricing under our New Package Pricing. This notice can be found here at the top of the page: Charter Policy on Customer Owned Modems for New Internet Customers and Customers Switching to New Package Pricing
If you're paying $7 a month to rent a modem from Charter, that's $84 a year or $420 over 5 years. You can buy a new one for less than that. There are used ones that will pay for themselves in less than 3 months.
Easy to install. Just hookup modem, open browser window on attached computer and follow the on-screen instructions.
DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modems
Charter Plus or Charter Ultra Internet Service users (typically more than $60 a month), or others who want to upgrade to Charter's faster service in the future, buy any of these DOCSIS 3.0 modems. Ultra subscribers, choose a modem with 8-channel download bonding to maximize your speed. Those are ARRIS/Motorola SBG6580 and SB6141.
All of these modems are high quality and have pretty much the same features, except of course those with routers built in. So don't worry too much about deciding which one to buy. Price should be the most important factor. Buy one now and start saving those rental fees!
DOCSIS 2.0 Cable Modems
Charter Plus Internet Service users can buy any of these DOCSIS 2.0 modems. However, Charter is increasing the speed and you'll need a DOCSIS 3.0 modem shown above in order to get the maximum speed. We highly recommend buying a DOCSIS 3.0 modem in order to future-proof yourself as DOCSIS 2.0 modems are slowly phased out.
All of these modems are high quality and have pretty much the same features. So don't worry too much about deciding which one to buy. Price should be the most important factor. Buy one now and start saving those rental fees!
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