STREAM YOUR ONLINE HD ENTERTAINMENT AT THE INDUSTRY’S FASTEST CABLE DOWNLOAD SPEEDS WITH NEW NETGEAR CM600, 24x8-CHANNEL CABLE MODEM

Stop paying modem rental fees and increase your broadband speeds for faster HD and 4K video streaming and online gaming at Gigabit cable Internet speeds

SAN JOSE, Calif. — October 19, 2015 — NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTGR) (www.netgear.com), a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers, is expanding its portfolio of next-generation DOCSIS® 3.0-compatible cable products that support the most extreme broadband speeds and service tiers offered by major U.S. cable Internet Service Providers. The new NETGEAR CM600 High Speed Cable Modem (www.netgear.com/cm600) is designed for cable Internet subscribers who want the industry’s fastest cable Internet download speeds for better HD and 4K streaming and gaming.

The NETGEAR CM600 High Speed Cable Modem with a Gigabit Ethernet port has the latest DOCSIS 3.0-certified 24x8 channel bonding modem technology that supports extreme Internet cable download speeds up to an incredible 960Mbps.* It’s a great option to ensure you can scale up to the highest Internet cable speed that your service provider offers. Step up your home network performance to improve HD video streaming, high-speed online gaming, and faster downloads.

Cable Internet bandwidth is shared with other cable subscribers in your neighborhood, so you may see decreased performance during peak usage times. However, having a high-speed cable modem like the new NETGEAR CM600 (which supports 24 download bonded channels simultaneously) means that you have a fatter “pipe” for Internet traffic as compared to your neighbors with a cable modem that only supports four download bonded channels. As a result, during peak hours the fatter pipe will help you receive the subscribed data speed of your cable service.

An additional benefit is that the CM600 modem will pay for itself in about a year. By owning your own modem, you’ll avoid your Internet provider’s monthly modem rental fee and save money over time.

“Your cable provider is upgrading its Internet infrastructure to provide faster and faster cable Internet speeds. To take full advantage of it you need the right cable equipment to support it,” said Sandeep Harpalani, NETGEAR’s senior director of product marketing for Retail Networking Products. “Our CM600 Cable Modem is a very easy way to upgrade your home cable equipment. It not only enables you to scale up to faster Internet cable speed tiers, but also ensures that during peak hours you don’t see any degradation in performance,” he added. “This is an extremely wise investment for ensuring you always get the best Internet speed from your cable provider.”

The CM600 High Speed Cable Modem is a best-in-class CableLabs®-certified DOCSIS® 3.0 cable modem that provides a connection to high-speed cable from major U.S. cable Internet providers like Comcast XFINITY® and more. It provides ultra-fast cable speeds with 24x8 channel bonding that supports 24 download and 8 upload channels simultaneously. The CM600 supports IPv6 and is equipped with a7 Gigabit Ethernet LAN port, so you’ll benefit from faster wired speeds when connecting your computer or your wireless router. What’s more, XFINITY customers can install the CM600 without a service call thanks to the CM600’s fast, web-based self-activation capability.


Pricing and Availability

The CM600 High Speed Cable Modem is available now from major retailers in stores and online, at an MSRP of $129.99 in the U.S.


More Information

Visit the website at www.netgear.com/home/products/networking/cable-modems-routers to find a NETGEAR Cable Family device that’s a match for your budget and Internet needs so you can experience easier and faster home networking. Other cable products in the same family include:

  • Nighthawk® AC1900 WiFi Cable Modem Router (C7000) with 24x8 channel bonding is the fastest cable modem router in the market today, with an MSRP in the U.S. of $279.99.
  • AC1750 WiFi Cable Modem Router (C6300) with 16x4 channel bonding has a U.S. MSRP of $229.99.
  • The CM500 High Speed Cable Modem (CM500) with 16x4 channel bonding has an MSRP of $99.99 in the U.S.


About NETGEAR, Inc.

NETGEAR (NASDAQ: NTGR) is a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers. The Company's products are built on a variety of proven technologies such as wireless, Ethernet and powerline, with a focus on reliability and ease-of-use. The product line consists of wired and wireless devices that enable networking, broadband access and network connectivity. These products are available in multiple configurations to address the needs of the end-users in each geographic region in which the Company's products are sold. NETGEAR products are sold in approximately 39,000 retail locations around the globe, and through approximately 31,000 value-added resellers. The company's headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with additional offices in approximately 25 countries. More information is available at http://investor.netgear.com or by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR at www.twitter.com/NETGEAR and www.facebook.com/NETGEAR.

©2015 NETGEAR, Inc. NETGEAR, the NETGEAR logo and Nighthawk are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of NETGEAR, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. DOCSIS is a trademark of Cable Television Laboratories, Inc . Other brand and product names are for identification purposes only and may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holder(s). The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. NETGEAR shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein. All rights reserved.

* Maximum cable rate is derived from DOCSIS® 3.0 specifications and actual throughput will vary depending on your Internet subscription with your provider. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, and network overhead, lower actual data throughput rate and wireless coverage. NETGEAR makes no express or implied representations or warranties about this product’s compatibility with any future standards.

Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 for NETGEAR, Inc.: This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Specifically, statements concerning NETGEAR's business and the expected performance characteristics, specifications, reliability, market acceptance, market growth, specific uses, user feedback and market position of NETGEAR's products and technology are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Safe Harbor. These statements are based on management's current expectations and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, the following: the actual price, performance and ease-of-use of NETGEAR's products may not meet the price, performance and ease-of-use requirements of customers; product performance may be adversely affected by real world operating conditions; failure of products may under certain circumstances cause permanent loss of end user data; new viruses or Internet threats may develop that challenge the effectiveness of security features in NETGEAR's products; the ability of NETGEAR to market and sell its products and technology; the impact and pricing of competing products; and the introduction of alternative technological solutions. Further information on potential risk factors that could affect NETGEAR and its business are detailed in the Company's periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. NETGEAR undertakes no obligation to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

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