Probably designed to keep one on the $4 month DOCSIS 3.0 modems. Users figures why lay out $100+ at BuyMore and
have hard to sell 'now obsolete' device tho will be 5 years until
TWC even gets to 3.1 land. Not even touch 3.0 really.
Idea I guess is one can always dump the lease modem for replacement upgrade vs eating the full buy. Takes what couple years to break even plus hassle of exchange and no support on
own purchase $100+ Motorola one.
Course to get full speeds there's the big hit to monthly bill when
jumping up tiers.