I received the new modem with the fan yesterday and while it is a bit noisier my complaint is that it consumes twice the electricity of the previous modem. I am waiting for a call back to see if any of their new modems use less electricity.
sfesfe, OK sorry to hear about that experience. I do not know about the power consumption myself, but I can see if I can get someone from tech ops to look into this if you'd like. Either way, I'll check in with you tomorrow evening once you get the modem.
Modem arrived at about 6 p.m. It is an Arris TG1682G. Seems to be consuming between 13 and 14 watts. Direct connection download speeds are fine/fast. Wifi range is excellent. However wifi download speed is dismal at between 3 to 4 Mbps. It was close to 30 with the other modems. Upload speed is about 11. Maybe I should just keep the XB6 and accept the small energy increase???