reply to motorola870
Re: 4x4 DOCSIS 3.0 modems soon to not be recommended? When they first started charging for modem rentals, the only DOCSIS 3 modems on the approved list were 8x4 (the Motorola SB6141 and SBG6580).
I was surprised to see them add 4x4 modems to the list, and suspect this was primarily done due to availability concerns. At the time, the SB6141 was kind of hard to find... there was no retail packaged version, so the only choices were a few sellers on Amazon (who increased their prices after the rental fee started) or taking your chances on eBay. Now, retail availability of 8x4 modems is starting to improve.