Buy Your Own Modem

Should you lease or buy your modem?

You have the option of leasing your Internet modem from TWC or buying your own modem.

 

Lease a modem

  • Always have the right equipment for your Internet service plan and speed.
  • Guaranteed technical support.
  • Pay monthly lease fee, which is currently $8 per month.*
  • Return equipment if you cancel your service.

Buy your own modem

  • Make a one-time purchase at your favorite electronics retailer, online or in-store. Most modems retail between $50 and $100.
  • Forego paying TWC a monthly modem lease fee.
  • You are responsible for the Internet modem equipment.

 

1. Know Your Internet Plan

Find your plan and download speed in this chart, then refer to the list of modems that can accommodate the speed you want.

 


2. Choose the Right Modem

The following modems have been approved for use with TWC Internet service. The list shows brand, model, download speed and a link to see details.

 


3. What Do I Do Next?

 
 

Shop Plans

Make sure you have the best plan for your needs, whether you’re adding Internet service or want to upgrade.

Purchase Your Modem

Time Warner Cable does not sell Internet modems. You can purchase a new modem online (such as amazon.com, tigerdirect.com, etc.) or at your local retail store (such as Best Buy, Target, Wal-Mart, etc.).

Activate Your Modem

After you have purchased and connected your modem, you’ll need to activate it. 

 
 
 


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services that fit you.

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Shop, pay your bill, exchange equipment at select locations.

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chat online or call us.

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chat online or call us.