The use of modified modems to access broadband internet signals from cable without paying is illegal.
The Cable Communications Policy Act of 1984 "prohibits the unauthorized reception of communications service over a cable system." The Federal Communications Commission determined in November, 1994 that the use of cable descramblers not authorized by cable systems is a violation of federal law. Sentences in federal and state cable theft cases have ranged from probation to 16 years in prison. Fines and restitution have ranged from several hundred dollars to $2.7 million.
For more information on theft of cable services, including broadband services, visit www.twctheft.com.
If you have reached this page because you are searching for refurbished modems, please visit www.themodemstore.com.
By court order, modems listed for sale at www.themodemstore.com are not modified and cannot be used for theft of broadband data services.