Yes…we’re doing it. We’re ditching cable except for internet. No more sucky modem, no more sucky router, no more ever-increasing charges, no more yearly renegotiation…
Modem: Arris surfboard
Router: Linksys WRT1900ACS
Amazon Fire TV
VOIP (Voice over IP) phone: 1-VoIP
Total cost for setup: around $600 including a year of VoIP
Total savings for the year: Going from nearly $250/mo for xfinity to $100/mo for their higher rated internet connection: $1800. After setup, phone goes to about $125 per year. All other costs, like Amazon prime and hulu, are costs we were already incurring, so they’re a wash.
We’ll keep you posted how well this works out. On paper, it looks really good. I’m pretty stoked. I’ve wanted to ditch this stupid xfinity gateway since the moment I had to give up my linksys router.
Tivo becomes obsolete. No more recording broadcasts as they happen, but with the streaming options now, between Hulu, Netflix and Amazon…we can get them…for a whole lot less than xfinity.
Might the big providers’ stranglehold on the nation’s pocketbook soon be a thing of the past? I sure hope so.