said by PamelaTS:Why would you want to shell out $100 On something Charter includes In it's new pricing plans? The cost of Internet has not gone up, in fact it now includes all the taxes in addition to the equipment. I don't understand why everyone is so upset about getting a better deal... If you own a modem it still works, but if you have an older sb5100 why would you not take the free sb6100 d3 modem from Charter for free? Is it the principal that you paid for your sb5100 a few years ago, if so, you're dumb.... You can rest on your principles, I will enjoy my free 15mbps upgrade and toss the sb5100 into the boneyard where it belongs.
Thankfully I don't live in their area as I'm greatly opposed to being forced to us someone else's equipment. I have DSL modems I will never use again. But they are mine, I have a SurfBoard cable modem not currently in use but it's mine. Likewise I opted to NOT lease a cable/DVR. I own my TiVo w/Lifetime Sub.
It should be a customers right to OWN their own equipment BYOB!