Updated January 09, 2019 by Daniel Imperiale

The 7 Best Cable Modems For Optimum

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We spent 26 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top choices for this wiki. Renting the modem that your cable company offers is liable to cost you far more money than it's worth in the long run. What's more, many of those devices don't offer the latest technology or the highest speeds. These models for Optimum customers will give you a great cost-cutting opportunity that's liable to also make downloads and uploads much faster. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best cable modem for optimum on Amazon.

7. Asus CM-16

6. Netgear CM-500

5. Arris Surfboard SBG6950

3. Motorola MG7550

2. Netgear CM700

1. Netgear Orbi Mesh System

Editor's Notes

January 08, 2019: Most of the entries that made their way onto our list turned out to be combination modem/routers, as these tend to be the best investment for the bulk of users. Ensuring compatibility with Optimum was, of course, a primary concern, and most cable companies aren't exactly forthcoming with that data, since they make more money renting modems. Netgear has a big presence on our list, with a variety of options, including their impressive Orbi system, taking top spots.


Daniel Imperiale
Last updated on January 09, 2019 by Daniel Imperiale

Daniel Imperiale holds a bachelor’s degree in writing, and proudly fled his graduate program in poetry to pursue a quiet life at a remote Alaskan fishery. After returning to the contiguous states, he took up a position as an editor and photographer of the prestigious geek culture magazine “Unwinnable” before turning his attention to the field of health and wellness. In recent years, he has worked extensively in film and music production, making him something of a know-it-all when it comes to camera equipment, musical instruments, recording devices, and other audio-visual hardware. Daniel’s recent obsessions include horology (making him a pro when it comes to all things timekeeping) and Uranium mining and enrichment (which hasn’t proven useful just yet).


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