said by voiptalk:
Look for the former Scientific-Atlanta cable business products to be the next business divested.
I would like to see Scientific Atlanta absorbed into Motorola as Scientific Atlanta boxes/equipment are junk as well. I have always liked the Motorola Set-Top boxes but in terms of modems, Arris takes the gold in terms of quality stand alone modems (not their gateways/routers).
If that happens, Motorola (or whomever buys their broadband CPE business if they sell that off as well) should develop a universal set-top that can be used on systems that were built on the Scientific Atlanta platform.
I know I sound picky but I only want the best CPE in my home. I am very choosy when I am at a Comcast office. Some reps honor my request and some outright refuse. Some customers don't care if they drop a DCT 2000 in their home and some (like me and a few other members on DSLR) want only the latest and the best. I'm picky where I buy my gadgets from as well (95 percent of the electronics in my home come from Best Buy, Apple Store, or Verizon Wireless corporate stores).
I had a rude in-house tech that refused to install an Arris TM822g even though he had one on his tuck. I have also had some nice techs (including one that had been with the local Comcast division and its predecessors for over 30 years).