Sparklight (Cable One) Modems

The following Sparklight modems are approved for use with Sparklight residential services, formerly Cable One. Use the following guidelines when buying a modem for Sparklight.

  • Must use a DOCSIS 3.0 modem only with at least 8 download channels
  • Customers with voice services will need an EMTA unit noted below, purchased brand new only.
  • WiFi ONE subscribers can only use a leased modem from Cable ONE / Sparklight
  • Gigaone users will need a DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem
  • Be sure to select a modem that is capable of providing for the speeds you are subscribed to. If you are not sure of your speed or tier, please see your bill or online account for more details.

Newest DOCSIS 3.1 Sparklight Modem

Netgear CM1200 DOCSIS 3.1 Cable Modem

The Netgear CM1200 is the latest cable modem release for use with Sparklight / Cable One residential Internet services. It will surely be the last modem you will need for years. It can handle speeds up to 2000Mbps and is DOCSIS 3.1 compatible. Both of which are cheaply years away for most residential services. Better more, the CM1200 will pay for itself after you stop the rental fees charged by Sparklight.

Learn more about the Netgear CM1200 Cable Modem

Sparklight WiFi Cable Modem Router Gateway

ARRIS SBG6950AC2 Cable Modem and Wireless Router

  • For Sparklight / Cable One speeds up to 300 Mbps
  • Ideal for HD streaming and online gaming
  • Built-in wireless AC1900
  • 16 x 4 Channel Bonding
  • IPv6 compatible and future proof for years
  • 4 Gigabit Ethernet ports for direct wired connections to smart TVs, desktops, and gaming consoles for better transmission.
  • 1 front-panel USB port for easy network sharing of a printer or external hard drive
  • View more on Amazon – ARRIS SURFboard SBG6950AC2

Sparklight Modem List

Below is a list of cable modems that are compatible with Sparklight / Cable One. Easily sort the table by clicking or touching table rows. Please note that while Sparklight has approved Wireless N modems, we do not suggest buying these and have been omitted here. Wireless AC is the latest standard and WiFi 6 (AX) is starting to roll out, making Wireless N very outdated. We have also omitted modems that have been known to cause issues, like those with the faulty Puma 6 Chipsets. Rest assured, these are the best of the best for Sparklight.

Brand Model # DOCSIS 3.1 DOCSIS 3.0 Top Sparklight
Speed / Tier
Built-In WiFi
Netgear Orbi CBR750 ✔️ 32 x 8 1000 AX4200
Netgear Nighthawk CM2000 ✔️ 32 x 8 1000
Netgear Nighthawk CAX80 ✔️ 32 x 8 1000 AX6000
Arris SBG7600AC2 32 x 8 1000 AC2350
Arris SBG8300 ✔️ 32 x 8 1000 AC2350
Netgear CM1200 ✔️ 32 x 8 1000
Arris SBG10 16 x 4 300 AC1600
Motorola MB7220 8 x 4 150
Linksys CM3016 16 x 4 300
Netgear C6250 16 x 4 300 AC1600
Motorola MB7621 24 x 8 600
Arris SBG6950AC2 16 x 4 300 AC1900
Linksys CG7500 24 x 8 600 AC1900
Linksys CM3024 24 x 8 600
Netgear C7500 24 x 8 600 AC1900
Motorola MG7700 24 x 8 600 AC1900
Arris SBG7400AC2 24 x 8 600 AC2350
Netgear CM1000 ✔️ 32×8 1000
Netgear CM1100 ✔️ 32×8 1000
Netgear C7800 ✔️ 32×8 1000 AC3200
Netgear Orbi CBR40 32×8 1000 AC2200
Motorola MB8600 ✔️ 32×8 1000
Arris SB8200 ✔️ 32×8 1000
Arris SB6141 8 x 4 150
Motorola MB7420 16 x 4 300
Netgear CM400 8 x 4 150
TP-Link TC-7610 8 x 4 150
Zoom 5341J 8 x 4 150
Zoom 5345 8 x 4 150
Arris SB6183 16 x 4 300
Netgear CM500 16 x 4 300
Netgear CM600 24 x 8 600
TP-Link TC7620 16 x 4 300
Arris SBG6700-AC 8 x 4 150 AC1600
Arris SBG6782AC 8 x 4 150 AC1750
Arris SBG6900-AC 16 x 4 300 AC1900
Motorola MG7550 16 x 4 300 AC1900
Motorola MG7540 16 x 4 300 AC1600
Netgear C6300 16 x 4 300 AC1750
Netgear C6900 24 x 8 600 AC1900
Netgear C7000 24 x 8 600 AC1900
Netgear C7000v2 24 x 8 600 AC1900
TP-Link ARCHER CR700 16 x 4 300 AC1750

Tip: When buying a new cable modem bear in mind that used modems can be more of a hassle than it’s worth saving a few dollars. They can be tied to someone else’s account and you will not be able to get it activated on your account.

Sparklight Compatible eMTA Phone Modem

​eMTA units can only be leased from Cable One or purchased new directly from a non-third party due to too many unsupported modems not meant to be resold.

Arris TG862G Residential Gateway with 2 Voice Lines

  • Ideal for customers with phone and internet service packages from Cable One. For speeds up to 150Mbps.
  • Modem, wired router, wireless router, and EMTA all-in-one unit
  • 8×4 channel bonding ( recommended by Cable One )
  • MoCA network adapter built-in
  • Works with most other cable internet companies too
  • Battery backup to use home phone service during a power outage
  • Learn More – Arris TG862G Telephony Modem

* Sparklight, Cable One, GigaONE, and WiFi One are all registered trademarks of Cable One, Inc. We have no direct relationship with Cable One.

ARRIS SB6141 8×4 SURFboard Cable Modem

The ARRIS SURFboard SB6141 is the best selling cable modem of all time. In short, the main reason is that it was built to work with most cable providers. Most importantly,