The Speed You Need for the Call of Duty

COD_BO_YT_PROFILEPIC-0426Can you hear that? It’s as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in excitement and then went online to play video games. That’s because Call of Duty Black Ops 3 is here.

Welcome to fast-paced online gaming for days. And what you need for that isn’t more caffeine or a comfier chair. You need a faster modem.

Allow us to introduce to you, again, the SURFboard® SB6190—the world’s fastest retail modem.

We could tell you that it gives you the DOCSIS 3.0 upgrade that your home network so dearly needs. Or that you’ll save money owning instead of renting your modem. Or that you’ll pass along the best possible Internet signal to your 802.11ac router or extender.

But, we’ll just say that it’s unfairly fast.

Get the speed advantage of the SURFBoard SB6190 on Amazon and in Best Buy stores today!

Prepare Your Home for Holiday Speeds

It’s not too early to start thinking about the holidays and we have two holiday predictions for 91B0cA4-rVL._SL1500_you:

  1. You’re going to get more devices and watch more TV.
  2. You’re going to want the fastest modem or the latest gateway on the market today.

Allow us to explain…

As a global population, we humans watch more than a full-time job’s worth of TV every week. Chances are, you’re no exception. And if you’re like most people, your household also has six or more media devices connected to the Internet. You can thank our Consumer Entertainment Index study for those statistics.

In short, we watch a lot of TV and own a lot of connected devices. And that’s before the holidays. Expect gifts and time off to take that to the next level.

Which brings us to prediction number two: the glowing beacon of Internet hope also known as your modem or gateway. With all that video and all those devices, it might just be time for an upgrade.

The perfect time, actually, because we have a new modem that will have you set for many, many holidays to come…

Our SURFboard® SB6190 is the fastest modem you can buy in a store. It’s gigabit fast — supporting speeds of up to 1.4 Gbps, which means its future-proofed.

And if you’re in the market for a gateway to get the added convenience of hyper-fast Wi-Fi, we have a device for you too: the SURFboard SBG6900-AC. It supports wireless download speeds of up to 686 Mbps and lets you stream, beam, and download things to and from devices within your home at a rate of up to 1900 Mbps.

The SURFboard SB6190 is available in Best Buy stores and on Amazon for $149.99.

The SURFboard SBG6900-AC will be available at Best Buy and Amazon for $219.99 in January.

Go get those holidays!

* Actual speeds are dependent on the level of service subscribed to by the consumer.

 *Currently approved for use on Comcast and Cox networks. Approval from Bright House, Charter and Time Warner Cable in progress. Check with your service provider for a list of fully approved devices.

ARRIS Exclusive on Amazon – SURFboard® SB6141 in Black

Our SURFboard modems just may be perfect. They’re fast, reliable, and affordable. And now SB6141-Black2we’re giving you a choice for colors for one of our most popular models.

For a limited time, you can pick up our SURFboard SB6141 cable modem in black—exclusively through Amazon for MSRP $99.99. It packs the speed and reliability you expect from our legendary SURFboard® line into the same compact and affordable package as our standard SB6141.

We knew you’d have questions, so we put together this handy Q&A:

  • Why are you offering a black modem? Color options. You want them; we give them to you. 
  • Does the SB6141’s black color scheme signify different specs? In short, no.
  • If the SB6141 unit is black, does this mean it is a refurbished rental from an ISP provider? Again, no. All refurbished, formerly rented units are distinguished by telltale brown packaging and sticker that states “refurbished” on the unit.
  • Do both the black and white units feature the same level of warranty protection? Yes, they do.
  • The indicator lights on the front of the unit are bright and not ideal for dark rooms; is there any way to manipulate their brightness? We’re glad you asked. ARRIS is developing firmware that will allow consumers the freedom to adjust the brightness level of individual units. We’ll let you know when it’s available.
  • With which cable providers is the SB6141 compatible? All major cable providers. Take your pick: Comcast/Xfinity, Cox, Charter, Time Warner, Mediacom, Bright House, etc.
  • By purchasing an ARRIS modem, like the SB6141, do I pay a rental fee to my service provider? No, you do not. In fact, by buying one of our retail modems, you can save an average of $9 each month (or more than $100 per year) in modem rental fees. So treat yourself to something nice, or buy one for a friend.
  • Will the ARRIS SURFboard SB6141 support my home phone connection? It won’t work with your cable Internet provider bundled telephony service but will support pure IP telephony services, such as Ooma, Magic Jack, Vonage, etc. For Comcast users, take a look at our  Touchstone Telephony Gateway TG862G.
  • Why should I purchase this modem? Style. Savings. Speed. The list goes on. When you buy an ARRIS SURFboard SB6141, you’re getting one of the most advanced modems on the market, built from a legacy of innovation that goes back over half a century, and backed by our unmatched two-year warranty.

Everything looks good in black!

Ultimate Gaming Experience with the ARRIS SURFboard® SBG6782-AC

Hey, football fans! Get a jump on the fall season by pre-ordering EA Sports’ latest installment: MaddenNFL15_Buy_AllMadden NFL 15.

Thanks to innovation in network and broadband technology, gaming experiences like Madden have broadened the playing field to the world of online gaming. Now, instead of settling for competition with your siblings and the neighbor down the street, you can do battle with the country’s top players from the comfort of your own living room.

SBG6782-AC-heroBut that overtime Hail Mary pass on 4th and 18 doesn’t have room for buffering. So if you are still counting on that ancient modem to get you into the game, it’s time to take a look at this year’s first round draft pick: the ARRIS SURFboard® SBG6782-AC.

The SBG6782-AC packs DOCSIS 3.0, an 802.11ac WiFi router, 4-Port gigabit Ethernet router and MoCA® networking for smart devices–all in one device.

Bottom line: the SBG6782-AC will take you to the end zone and through the post season for many years to come. Pick it up at Amazon or Best Buy today!

Summer Streaming Made Easy with 802.11ac Wi-Fi

With Netflix’s summer premieres heating up, such as murder-mystery series “The Killing,” SBG6782-AC-heromaintaining a flawless connection is crucial. And what better way to make sure you are getting the most out of your home bandwidth than utilizing the fastest 802.11ac Wi-Fi.

802.11ac is currently the fastest way to deliver seamless streaming to your wireless devices in the home—whether that’s a gaming console, tablet, or TV. The ARRIS SBG6782-AC is the first gateway to incorporate this technology, and it’s a game changer for your connected experience.

As Netflix looks to launch the final season of “The Killing” on Aug. 1, make sure your home is ready to handle the binge-watching across all devices. And let us make it even easier on you – as you can find the SBG6782-AC @Best Buy and Amazon .

Also check out our latest video on the SBG6782-AC here.

Five Reasons to Give Your Dad a SURFboard® This Father’s Day

Let’s face it: we all watch a lot of TV. And sometimes (like every day) Dad needs to stream, binge, and multiscreen his way through the latest and greatest.

That’s a complex set of objectives that we’re not really advancing with cologne and a necktie… So this SBG6782U_RIGHT (revised2)Father’s Day, ARRIS has a better idea: our SURFboard® SBG6782-AC Modem & Wi-Fi® Router. It’s the gift that keeps on giving.

For years to come, Dad will thank you as he streams his favorite sports and videos… without annoying buffering or dropouts. That’s thanks to the latest 802.11AC Wi-Fi and a host of other technology that we stuffed into the SBG6782-AC.

And now we’ll help you count the reasons why it should be at the top of your shopping list this month:

#5: The Wil Wheaton Project, now on Syfy. On the living room TV, on a tablet. In a box with a fox. Dad gets it however he wants it.

#4: The whole season of HBO’s True Detective in one night? Done.

#3: Binge viewing House of Cards… from a tablet? Done and done.

#2: The NBA finals. Can Dad catch the game after work? Can he rewatch the moments he missed when he was busy multiscreening #s 2-5?

#1: NFL season. It’s almost here. We’re thinking ahead, which means you’re thinking ahead. Pro tip: brush up on last-season’s highlights before this season’s kickoff.

The SURFboard helps Dad get his TV, his way. And that’s good for everyone. Priceless.

The SBG6782-AC is available at Amazon, Best Buy and Target now.

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there!