I lived near Boston and the MTA is their choice. Figure 60 to 150 to pay for it but the rental was cheap and would take years to pay back. Besides, if the MTA fails, they fix theirs but not yours.
I'm planning on changing to Comcast internet and voice, along with cable which I currently have with them. (I live in Western MA in case it matters)
My question is whether you can buy your own modem?
I know you can by the internet modem, but how about something that will allow their telephone service as well?
I tried looking online, but i'm not sure if the modems that do voice have some sort of name that I am not using as a keyword.
I'd rather not pay for the rental fees.