|reply to shoobedevil |
Re: TWC Modem Lease
It's illegal to require specific devices according to the FCC. However, one would guess that since TWC has such deep pockets, they are allowed to just "ignore" the law.
"Section 629 covers not just equipment used to receive video programming, but also
equipment used to access "other services offered over multichannel video programming
systems." Such equipment includes televisions, VCRs, cable set-top boxes, personal
computers, program guide equipment, and cable modems. The focus of Section 629,
however, is on cable television set-top boxes and cable modems, devices that have
historically been available only on a lease basis from the service provider.
Subscribers have the right to attach any compatible navigation device to a multichannel
video programming system."
You have options if you are a standard sub or below. CANCEL ALL YOU GARBAGE SERVICES FROM TIME WARNER! Switch to a satco or telco if available. Switch your Internet to Earthlink and drop TWC's phone. If enough people give Time Warner the boot, they might get the message. You need literally millions of people though. Stop bending over and taking it.
DrDrewSo that others may surf.
said by Crapigator :Try using a SB 6120 modem with firmware 1.1.8 (first retail release) or earlier on TWC, Comcast, Cox or Charter. You'll find in most areas that DOCSIS 3 standard compliant modem won't even sync... since it's no longer compatible. A variety of other "standard compliant" modems have interesting sync reliability, speed, security, and other issues.
Bogus and you know it! Time Warner issues numerous modems and EMTA's, but then only allows 2 "compatible" ones. DOCSIS is a standard.
I can see why any ISP would want to limit the variety of new equipment attached to their network when the standard is still in development.
If it's important, back it up... twice. Even 99.999% availability isn't enough sometimes.