Perhaps the availability of those units, is fallout from this ?
"Rembrandt has made some limited stabs at developing a modem business amid
charges from the cable MDL that Remstream's sole purpose is to wage an
"illicit and anti-competitive scheme" to obtain injunctive relief against
the nation's major MSOs."
So they may have been making cable modems, with the idea they'd use their
patent portfolio, to have other cable modem manufacturer's products barred
from entering the country. ("Making" in this context, means paying someone
to contract manufacture them, likely using some standard design and silicon.
They wouldn't be starting from scratch, setting up a factory of their own and
There is one comment here, that says the modem works fine, but that the
VOIP doesn't work.
As long as the DOCSIS standard is acceptable for the application, at
that price it's probably worth playing with. There is a version 3 for
DOCSIS now. But if the cap on your cable is met by those specs, then
you probably don't care.