Xfinity VOIP Wireless Router Choices – Does Co…

Hi folks… first time poster here:

I’m a Comcast customer (yes, please pity me). Time has come to buy a new wireless router with VOIP capability. According to Comcast, the only two compatible choices are Netgear Nighthawk C7100v and Arris Surfboard SVG2482AC. Both of these units are specifically designed to work on Comcast’s network (they even feature the Xfinity logo on the box).

My question is… does the fact that both of these units have been ‘blessed’ by Comcast allow Comcast to have some extraordinary control over them? Should I be concerned about security/privacy when using these units more than I would with any other non-Comcast-blessed units?

Are there other options I should consider?

Thanks in advance.

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