I want that modem so any help would be appreciated - I hear you can only use an Arris TM722G and could someone tell me if that is true or more Comcast screwing me? THANKS to anyone with ACCURATE ANSWERS.
This is far from a trial or beginning on the west coast. Comcast Connection Centers in many markets have had the Arris TM722G eMTA's to sell since fall of 2010. Illinois BB's with Connecton Centers has had eMTA's on the shelves since October after a slight delay. Other markets started closer to last August.
So if you are looking for an alternative to either one of those cable modems mentioned above, then a good cable phone modem or EMTA modem to look at; especially if you are looking for one that gives you very good speed is the Arris TM822G or the Arris TM722G.