Amazon offers the Netgear DOCSIS 3.0 High Speed Cable Modem (model CM500-100NAS) for $79.99 with free shipping. That’s $20 below its typical price and a match for the best direct discount we’ve ever seen. More than 750 Amazon reviewers rate it 4.4 out of 5 stars.

Simply put, you’re getting ripped off if you’re paying your Internet Service Provider a cable modem rental fee ($6-10 per month). You can drop that fee and most likely improve your network speeds by buying your own cable modem. This DOCSIS 3.0 modem from Netgear can hit speeds of up to 680Mbps and is certified for Comcast XFINITY, Time Warner Cable, Cox and Charter. However, we always recommend double checking with your service provider to ensure full compatibility. With today’s deal and monthly cable bill savings, you’ll be be able to recoup the cost of this modem in less than a year. It really is a no-brainer move.

Use your savings to buy a fast 802.11ac Wi-Fi router and you’ll have yourself a killer home or small office network setup. expand full story