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New Yorkers came home to a piece of particularly unwelcome mail yesterday: A note from Time Warner Cable informing them of a new $4 monthly modem rental fee. The good news is Gizmodo’s Mario Aguilar has already figured out a way to fight back against the fee:
“You can buy your own modem as long as it’s on the company’s pre-approved list of which modems work in your region. Just head over to this portal, punch in your zip code, and Time Warner will give you a list of modems you can buy yourself.”
Think of it like the difference between renting an apartment or investing in a home long-term. You’d be throwing away $48 a year by renting Time Warner’s modem when you could invest in your own modem now and let it pay for itself over time.