Linksys Announces Three New DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modems

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Linksys has announced three new DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modems, marking a return to the cable modem market after over 10 years. The new lineup will give consumers another opportunity to buy a cable modem outright and skip the monthly rental fees charged by most Internet Service Providers (ISPs).

“Consumers can save up to $120 a year if they purchase their own cable modem instead of paying monthly rental fees,” said Brian Nickell, cable modem product manager at Linksys. “With rental fees being on average $10 a month, consumers can have our CM3008 paid off in as little as six months and have the latest high performance modem that matches the broadband plan they have subscribed to.”

An IDC research paper sponsored by Linksys found that more than 50% of subscribers don’t know their internet service package or what cable modem they have. Many cable internet subscribers are still using the original cable modem they received from their ISP when they signed up, and with constant service upgrades their existing modem may no longer be the right hardware for their existing services.

The CM30016 is a 16X4 DOCSIS 3.0 certified cable modem and will be available later this summer. The CM3008 is ideal for subscribers that purchase cable broadband plans up to 100 Mbps, the CM3016 is for subscriptions up to 250Mpbs and the CM3024 is for subscriptions over 250Mbps.

Linksys High Speed Cable Modem, DOCSIS 3.0 8×4 – (CM3008) (US Only)

The Linksys CM3008 DOCSIS 3.0 8X4 Cable Modem delivers high-speed broadband connectivity to your home and office with download speeds up to 343 Mbps and upload speeds up to 120 Mbps. The Gigabit Ethernet port provides high-speed network performance, while DOCSIS 3.0 support ensures you can connect directly to your existing cable broadband service. The Linksys CM3008 has channel-bonding technology that allows users to get the most out of their existing cable broadband connection. This provides users with stable and high-speed internet connectivity which is ideal for media streaming, online gaming and web browsing.

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Linksys CM3008 Cable Modem

MSRP: $59.99

Linksys High Speed Cable Modem, DOCSIS 3.0 24X8 – CM3016 (US Only)

The Linksys CM3016 DOCSIS 3.0 16X4 Cable Modem delivers high-speed broadband connectivity to your home and office with download speeds up to 686 Mbps and upload speeds up to 120 Mbps. The Gigabit Ethernet port provides high-speed network performance, while DOCSIS 3.0 support ensures users can connect directly to their existing cable broadband service. The Linksys CM3016 provides a stable, high-speed internet connection for any home. It’s ideal for simultaneous High-Definition (HD) media streaming, online gaming, and web browsing and comes equipped with a variety of features that let users get the most out of their broadband speeds.

MSRP: Coming Soon

Linksys High Speed Cable Modem, DOCSIS 3.0 24X8 – CM3024 (US Only)

The Linksys CM3024 DOCSIS 3.0 24X8 Cable Modem delivers high-speed broadband connectivity to your home and office with download speeds up to 960 Mbps and upload speeds up to 240 Mbps. The Gigabit Ethernet port provides high-speed network performance, while DOCSIS 3.0 support ensures users can connect directly to their existing cable broadband service. The Linksys CM3024 provides a stable, high-speed connection for simultaneous 4K media streaming, online gaming, and web browsing. It comes equipped with an Intel® Puma™ 6 chipset and a variety of features that let users get the most out of their broadband speeds.

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Linksys CM3024 Cable Modem

MSRP: $129.99

Additional features for the three cable modems include:

  • Ideal for Internet plans up to 100 Mbps (CM3008)
  • Ideal for Internet plans up to 250 Mbps (CM3016)
  • Ideal for Internet plans over 250 Mbps (CM3024)
    • Stable, high-speed connectivity ideal for streaming and web browsing
  • Compatible with all major cable providers:
    • Eliminate monthly modem rental fees with Comcast Xfinity, Time Warner, Cox, and Charter
  • Optimize your existing Internet connectivity:
    • (8X4, 16X8 or 24X8) upload bonded channels
  • Features high-performance Intel® Puma™ 5 or 6 chipset:
    • Achieve high-speed downstream and upstream performance
  • Certified for DOCSIS 3.0 cable Internet standard

The Linksys CM3008 and CM3024 are available immediately at Linksys.com and at leading retail and online retailers including Amazon, Frys, MicroCenter, Newegg, and Staples.  The CM3008 will also be available at HH Gregg and Walmart, while the CM3024 will also be available at OD Max and Fred Meyer for MSRP of $59.99 and $129.99 respectively. The CM3016 is planned for availability later this summer.

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