All They Want for the Holidays is…

There are three kinds of people.

People who want Gigabit service. People who have Gigabit service. And people who have everything.

This holiday season, we have one gift that’s perfect for all three: the ARRIS SURFboard® SB8200 DOCSIS® 3.1 modem. Let us explain…ARRIS SURFboard SB8200

First, there are people who want Gigabit, but don’t have it yet. Like that family you know (we won’t name any names) who has 50 devices… and a really hard time letting you use their Internet, because they’re afraid you’ll make everything even slower. The SB8200 will maximize their current broadband service and save them approximately $11/mo in modem rental fees, or $132 every year. And when they do upgrade their service (because they really should), their new money-saving modem will deliver all the speed they need, every step of the way.

Second, there are those lucky people who are getting Gigabit. They have an important choice to make: to rent or buy their Gigabit modem. When you give them a SURFboard SB8200, not only are you giving them one of the best modems in the world that will deliver their Gigabit service for years to come; you’re also saving them that all-important modem rental fee. And who doesn’t like gifts that keep on giving?

And then there are the dreaded people who have everything—technophiles with the latest video game consoles, the fastest laptops, and a fleet of drones surveilling their smart home. Well, one often overlooked piece of technology that is crucial to the fast and reliable operation of their advanced digital lifestyle is—yes, you guessed it—the modem. It’s a gift that not only makes their life better, but makes you look like the most thoughtful person in the world. And isn’t that what the holidays are all about?

Check out the ARRIS SURFboard® SB8200 today.

Happy holidays from ARRIS!

ARRIS SURFboard® Racecar with McAfee® and Best Buy Unveil

What combines top speeds, cybersecurity protection and a top destination for deals? That would be the ARRIS SURFboard race car with our new McAfee and Best Buy paint scheme.

This weekend at Michigan International Speedway, Daniel Suárez will be racing the #19 ARRIS Toyota with a new car wrap to celebrate the launch of our first gateway with ARRIS Secure Home Internet by McAfee, available exclusively* at Best Buy.

The ARRIS SURFboard SBG7580-AC with ARRIS Secure Home Internet by McAfee delivers wired and wireless gigabit broadband speeds and cybersecurity protection to devices in your home— including IoT devices – all in one device. Its available now at BestBuy.com for $199.99, which includes three years of McAfee protection (approximately $240** savings) and three months of McAfee Live Safe. So it basically pays for itself in… record time.

Watch our video to find out how it works. Catch Daniel in Michigan on August 13th at 3pm ET on NBCSN.  And check out our Twitter @ARRIS for live updates from the race.

 
* Exclusively at Best Buy until Sept 30, 2017.

**An approximate value of $240 when compared to comparable offerings.

The Best Place to Put Your Router… Is Not Inside of a Book Binder

Your router is like a fine wine. You get much more out of it when you let it breathe.NA_COMM_060517_SocialMedia_BadWifi_web_v1

At ARRIS, we like design; we like our pendant lamps and our “open concept” living spaces. We also like it when our Wi-Fi® works. And just like you, we expect it to work all the time. One way to ensure the fast and flawless performance of your wireless router or gateway is to put it out in the open, as our engineers intended.

If you cover up your router, you risk compromising your Wi-Fi performance, create a lack of ventilation and reduce your product’s lifespan. Just don’t do it.

And remember: placement is actually one of the most important factors when it comes to Wi-Fi performance. Check out the reasons and our recommendations, here.

So while covering up your router may seem like a good idea at the time, you’ll likely look back on the decision as people did with their water beds in the 70s: totally unnecessary, barely functional, and potentially damaging.

The Future of Home Internet Security is Here

As of today, you can buy an ARRIS SURFboard® SBG7580-AC with ARRIS Secure Home Internet by McAfee® at BestBuy.com for $199.

ARRIS SURFboard® SBG7580-AC with ARRIS Secure Home Internet by McAfee®

It’s an absolute game changer.

You used to install security software on your laptop, tablet, phone, or other device you wanted to protect. Now, your gateway (cable modem & Wi-Fi® router) comes with that security at the entry point—protecting those devices and more.

We call it connect and protect. When you connect your devices to the SBG7580-AC to get Internet at home, ARRIS Secure Home Internet by McAfee protects your devices from malware, phishing, and more. It’s that simple. And when you’re away from home, McAfee Live Safe, which provides antivirus, identity and privacy protection, lets you extend that protection wherever you go.

Our new SURFboard is really four products in one, convenient package:

  1. Gigabit 32×8 modem with DOCSIS® 3.0
  2. Gigabit 802.11AC Wi-Fi router
  3. Gigabit 4-port Ethernet hub
  4. Home Internet security software

Whether you’re upgrading your family’s Wi-Fi or need the fastest wired connection for high-speed gaming, our new SURFboard delivers gigabit speeds with peace of mind.

Speaking of peace of mind, the ARRIS SURFboard SBG7580-AC gateway with ARRIS Secure Home Internet by McAfee is the result of a partnership between ARRIS and McAfee—the companies that invented the gateway and home Internet security. You’re in good hands.

Need more convincing? At $199, the SBG7580-AC also pays for itself in less than two years, because you won’t have to dish out the average $10/mo in rental fees. And included in that price are three years of ARRIS Secure Home Internet by McAfee® and three months of McAfee Live Safe.

It’s the complete package. Get yours today at BestBuy.com!

How to Win-Win this Father’s Day

What gift do you give the man with everything?Obviously, a gift that you can use as well. And we’re thinking longer term than cookies or a tie.

Yes, the ideal Father’s Day gift is an ARRIS SURFboard® modem. Hear us out. Dad already has a huge 4K Smart TV, maybe one too many laptops, and even that network of home spy cameras that he hooked up to the internet before it was cool. And what makes them all run faster and more reliably is our DOCSIS® 3.1 SURFboard SB8200 Cable Modem–designed to deliver the fastest available* broadband service, both now and well into the future.

It’s one of the most advanced cable modems on the market which means it can also access the most demanding services dad loves– like Virtual Reality and streaming Ultra HD.

So think of it: faster internet, happy devices, and Dad reminds you that you gave him something that he will actually use every day. Win-win.

*Actual rates may vary dependent on a number of factors including, but not limited to: the services offered by your cable service provider, network traffic, computer equipment, type of server, number of connections to server, and availability of internet router(s).

Choose the Right ARRIS SURFboard® Modem for Mom

ARRIS SURFboard SB8200

Mother’s Day is coming in the U.S., and whether your mom is a big-wave surfer or a big-time streamer, she’ll appreciate the best modem money can buy.

When you purchase mom an ARRIS SURFboard® modem, you’re buying her something you know she’ll actually use… for faster internet surfing and watching that cheesy show on Netflix that used to buffer all the time.

Our SURFboards offer a new level of performance that she won’t have to upgrade, reconfigure, or think about for years. It may mean that she posts more embarrassing photos to your Facebook page, faster, and with greater regularity, but when you consider the fact that she did give you life, well, you kind of owe it to her.

In case you need more convincing, here are three reasons to choose a SURFboard this Mother’s Day:

Advanced Technology

ARRIS SURFboards are some of the fastest, most advanced modems available. Our current line features the latest DOCSIS® 3.1 technology to deliver the fastest broadband speeds*. For example, our SB8200 is not only ready for Gigabit speeds and services, but has two Ethernet ports for the flexibility to bring that speed to more devices.

Compatibility

Is it going to work with your mom’s internet service? In a word, yes. Our SURFboards are compatible with all major service providers. One less thing to think about.

Money

Oh yeah. ARRIS modems will save mom money—up to $120/year in modem rental fees. Invaluable for the next time she nags you about spending way too much money.

Check out our line-up of SURFboard modems and gateways at surfboard.com.

*Actual rates may vary dependent on a number of factors including, but not limited to: the services offered by your cable service provider, network traffic, computer equipment, type of server, number of connections to server, and availability of internet router(s).

 

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