Marc (not Mark) has the right idea.

Buy One Of These Modems If You Don’t Want To Pay Time Warner’s Rental Fee

Are you grumbling over Time Warner Cable’s recent decision to jack up the monthly fee for its modems from $3.95 to $5.99? Yeah, we thought you might be. You don’t need to sit in your darkened TV room/office/den cackling maniacally and thinking up ways to get revenge on TWC, however: Just buy a different modem that will work with the cable service. [More]