Paying a monthly modem rental fee to your ISP is about as financially prudent as spending a few Bitcoin on lunch in 2014, so if you haven’t already, today’s a great day to buy your own.
This 16x4 DOCSIS 3.0 model from TP-Link supports download speeds up to 680Mbps, which should be plenty fast for nearly every cable-based internet plan. It normally sells for around $70, but you can get it for $55 today.
Some people want their modem to double as a router—It wouldn’t be my choice, but more power to you—and this 24x8 modem will get the job done for most moderately sized houses and apartments. The modem supports download speeds from your ISP of over 1000Mbps, so, yeah, it should be pretty future proof. Today’s deal is about $30 less than usual.