I just realized that Comcast, in all their sneaky glory, has upped their charge for renting their cable modem to 7.00 a month. (Yes, take a moment to chuckle at how silly it is that I've been renting a cable modem for the last 3 years, effectively paying ~ 200 dollars on a modem I don't own).
I've been holding out on the hope that someday soon, UVerse would actually become competitive on price, or FIOS would show up in my neighborhood. Neither seem to be happening any time soon. So I want to buy. The cable modem has to:
1) Be compatable with Comcast.
2) Be AT LEAST DOCSIS 2.0 compliant, although 3.0 would be nice. I called Comcast and my area is DOCSIS 2.0 with "TBA" for the expected upgrade to 3.0, but I figure what the hell, might as well future proof.
3) Be within spitting range of what I have been paying to rent Comcast's modem over a 12 month period. In this case, say between 65 -- 105 dollars.
I'm leaning toward this one from Motorola because when I typed into google "I need a good cable modem" it's what popped up. What does the hivemind think?