I currrently have Blast tier 150m (however I never see that performanced, usually 80-90m) and using a TG1682G gateway. The gateway did not provide acceptable coverage in my house so I purchased a separate wireless router (much better) and put the gateway into bypass mode.
So I don't have phone service and only using the router as a modem and paying almost $14 a month for it. I have been considering purchasing my own modem and returning the gateway. I have read the suggestions on this forum and have a couple in mind.
However, as I understand it, firmware updates can only be applied by CC and they will only upgrade units that are rented from them (is this true?). That would mean even If I purchased a modem, the firmware would be fixed and any manufacturer updates cound't be applied.
Any advice or inputs on this?