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

Sparklight Cable Modems
Sparklight Cable Modems
  • 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 Multi-Gig DOCSIS 3.1 Modem
NETGEAR CM1200 DOCSIS 3.1 Sparklight 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 2000 Mbps and is DOCSIS 3.1 compatible. Both of which are years away from most residential services. Better more, the CM1200 will pay for itself after you stop the rental fees charged by Sparklight.


Sparklight WiFi Cable Modem Router Gateway

Arris SBG6950AC2 Modem/Router Combo Gateway
ARRIS SURFboard SBG6950AC
  • 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 Cable Modems List

Below is a list of Sparklight cable modems that are compatible with Sparklight as noted per tier. 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 Wireless AC is the latest standard and WiFi 6 (AX) is starting to roll out, making Wireless N very outdated.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.

Rank Model # DOCSIS 3.1 DOCSIS 3.0 Top Sparklight
Speed / Tier
Built-In WiFi
Router
1 ARRIS SURFboard SBG6950AC2
Available On Amazon
16 x 4 300 AC1900
2 NETGEAR Nighthawk CM1200 ✔️ 32 x 8 1000
3 NETGEAR Orbi CBR750 ✔️ 32 x 8 1000 AX4200
4 NETGEAR Nighthawk CM2000 ✔️ 32 x 8 1000
5 NETGEAR Nighthawk CAX80 ✔️ 32 x 8 1000 AX6000
6 ARRIS SURFboard SB8200 ✔️ 32×8 1000
7 ARRIS SURFboard SBG8300 ✔️ 32 x 8 1000 AC2350
8 Motorola MG7550 16 x 4 300 AC1900
9 ARRIS SURFboard SBG10 16 x 4 300 AC1600
10 NETGEAR CM600 24 x 8 600
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
Linksys CG7500 24 x 8 600 AC1900
Linksys CM3024 24 x 8 600
NETGEAR C7500 24 x 8 600 AC1900
ARRIS SURFboard SBG7400AC2 24 x 8 600 AC2350
NETGEAR CM1000 ✔️ 32×8 1000
NETGEAR Nighthawk CM1100 ✔️ 32×8 1000
NETGEAR Nighthawk C7800 ✔️ 32×8 1000 AC3200
NETGEAR Orbi CBR40 32×8 1000 AC2200
Motorola MB8600 ✔️ 32×8 1000
ARRIS SURFboard SBG7600AC2 32 x 8 1000 AC2350
ARRIS SURFboard 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 SURFboard SB6183 16 x 4 300
NETGEAR CM500 16 x 4 300
TP-Link TC-7620 16 x 4 300
ARRIS SURFboard SBG6700AC 8 x 4 150 AC1600
ARRIS SURFboard SBG6782AC 8 x 4 150 AC1750
ARRIS SURFboard SBG6900AC 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 new Sparklight cable modems 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, Cable One, GigaONE, and WiFi One are all registered trademarks of Cable One, Inc. We have no direct relationship with Cable One.


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