Hello everyone a number of months ago I decided to no longer subscribe to cable television. So I gave up on paying for two cable boxes and had went to streaming. I also upgraded the internet speed and a tech came to the house and brought an updated wireless gateway. He had installed a plastic box on the outside of the house. I assume it was a cable TV filter of some sorts. Does that filter in anyway slow down my internet speed in anyway or does it just filter out television signals? This is Xfinity cable internet. I am thinking about another upgrade in speed soon. Not sure when the XB7 wireless gateway will be available for a self install. The XB7 is available in my market area. Just by pro-install and a speed upgrade. The speed upgrade is not that much faster than I currently have. Both the download and upload are a marginal in comparison to cost effectiveness.