Time Warner Spectrum / Bright House Compatible DOCSIS 3.0 and 3.1 Cable Modems
Modem list updated June 2019. Prices updated every hour.
Charter has now bought Time Warner and Bright House TV and internet businesses and is beginning the process of rebranding it Spectrum. You can still buy your own modems. (If you're not in a former Time Warner/Bright House area and have Spectrum internet, go here to find modems: Charter Approved Modems.)
Below are all the modems on the Time Warner/Spectrum Approved Modem 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.
If you're paying $10 a month to rent a modem from Time Warner or Bright House,
that's $120 a year or $600 over 5 years. You can buy a new one that will pay for itself in less than one year.
Note: If you have Time Warner phone service, you can buy one of these modems for internet service. You then keep your old Time Warner modem for phone service, and Time Warner will not charge you for rental fees.
Here's a helpful link on Time Warner's site: Instructions for activating and connecting modems. Basically you just need a splitter to run one cable to your phone modem and one to your new internet modem.
Time Warner Spectrum or Bright House customers
buy any of these
DOCSIS 3.0 or DOCSIS 3.1 modems. If you subscribe to plan up to 100 Mbps, choose a modem with 8 downstream channels to maximize your speed. For plans up to 300 Mbps, buy one with at least 16 downstream channels. For higher speed plans, but a modem with 32 downstream channels.
This list also includes minimally qualifed modems. You can read more about that here: Minimally Qualified Modems. Click on a row's green button and it will say if it is.
All of these modems are high quality and have pretty much the same features, except for number of download channels and those with routers built in. So don't worry too much about deciding which one to buy.
You can click on any column header to sort that column. Also, you can narrow down your search by typing in the search box. For example, if you want to see only modems with Wifi-AC routers, type "ac" in the search box. Clicking on any price takes you to the retailer.
D/U Chs. = Down / Up Channels
*Sales Rank is based on analysis of retailer's sales.
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"You may also choose to buy a modem that has passed minimal testing to confirm that it won't cause harm to our network. Though permitted for use on our network, we recommend against using Minimally Qualified Modems because they haven't been tested to confirm their ability to deliver your purchased internet service speed."
"Note: If you attempt to install your own device from our authorized modems list that doesn't meet the speed tier you ordered or if we can't determine the device qualification, you'll get a message that notifies you of this, and you'll be asked to acknowledge this before you proceed."
Price / Features Comparison
See every approved retail modem's price and features in an easily sorted and searchable table: