After Zoom, producer of cable modems, petition the FCC in 2012 with a charge against Charter Communications, Charter now has to pay a fine of over $600,000. To me that is not enough, but it's a lesson for Charter and other companies like Comcast that they should not take lightly. Charter will now also have to supply the FCC, for three years, a list that explains why they continue to block certain third-party cable modems. Seems to me that a class action lawsuit or other type of compensation for their customers is in order.
For years, Charter Spectrum included the use of their provided modem to customers "free" of charge after their revamped pricing strategy which charged more for same services. Essentially all they did was restructure their pricing to include the modems, making the customer think the were using the modem for free, but that was not the case. On top of that, Charter Spectrum did not allow customers to use their own modem at all, therefore not giving the customer a break on their bill if they wanted to use their own modem.
Charter used the excuse that they were trying to give the customers more reliability and speed by only allowing the use of their modems on their network. After acquiring Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks in 2016, Spectrum, as the collective company is now called, was also brought to suit by New York for not delivering promised Internet speeds.
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MoCA ( Multimedia Over Coax Alliance) Technology has been around for a few years but is beginning to pick up more attention as people want a more reliable, faster, and more secure home network. MoCA works with a home's existing coax cable wires along side any cable TV service without any interference. MoCA can provide the fastest available connection to multiple devices throughout the home. It offers more security than a wireless network. It's the easiest way to setup a wired network in the home since the wiring is already in place.
Building A Home MoCA network Is Simple
Step 1: First you need to inject the Internet signal in to the existing coax cable. Some cable boxes, TIVO DVRs, modems, and routers may already have a MoCA adapter built into them that would allow you to do this. If your device has this, you should see the MoCA logo on the device on the front or back panel. You can also use a stand-alone adapter kit as well if you don't have MoCA built it to an existing device.
Step 2: A separate adapter is needed to transform the signal from coax back to an Ethernet connection at the destination point. This done to with another MoCA adapter.
Top Selling MoCA Adapter Kit: One of the best selling adapters kits is the Actiontec Adapter Kit. It includes two adapters, two Ethernet cables, two coaxial cables, two power adapters, one coax splitter and one Quick Start Guide. One adapter can be used as a injector or both can be used as a destination adapter. Adapter are also sold separately and as many as 16 set up in a single home. Learn More On Amazon!