The Comcast-Time Warner merger will create one of America's hated companies.
For their own part, Time-Warner is wasting no time beefing up the coffers in advance of the Comcast take over.
In a letter explaining the merger, delivered to customers last month, TWC boasted that they 'valued their customers'. As an earnest display of that appreciation -- the flip side detailed new higher rates for virtually every service they offer -- including new monthly rental charges for the internet cable modems that were previously included free with most rate plans.
The only thing worse than paying out the tuchus for unreliable Time Warner Cable service is being forced pay
$4(NOW $6) per month to rent the cable modem necessary to use this crappy internet. Here's how to buy your own modem and stick it to the man, no matter where you live. Because screw you, Time Warner. You can buy your own modem as long as it's on the company's pre-approved list of which modems work in your region. Just head over to this portal, punch in your zip code, and Time Warner will give you a list of modems you can buy yourself.
We've even posted a new How to Ditch your TWC Modem video on CapMac's Vimeo channel to make it even easier.
One note of interest, Time-Warner and Earthlink customers who've made the switch report even faster internet speeds with their new modems. Evidently TWC's stash of ancient, recycled modems were more cash-cow than racehorse.
- Time-Warner Buy-Your-Own Modem instructions
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- Best Buy 'Lowest Price' Guarantee fine print