Review by PGHammer
Good "Reliable, self-installable, greater availability than DSL"
- Location: Accokeek,Prince Georges,MD
- Cost: $20 per month
Overall "CHSI still the less-painful alternative to ADSL/FiOS"
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I started with ComcastAtHome in 2000, and they have been my broadband ISP ever since. I currently have the 6000/384 package. I don't need the upload bandwidth (most home users don't), and, unless there's an outside-the-network problem, my pings have been VERY low (typically under 100 ms to game servers on GameSpy Arcade; in most cases, it's actually under 50).
Since this review, I was crossgraded to Blast! (at no charge). The pings are still low, and the download speeds flat-out fly. This is a triple-boot system (Vista, openSuSE, Leopard) and all three run very well. CHSI remains the self-installable alternative to FiOS.
Still with Comcast; I have, in fact, dropped back to Silver (old Performance) for price reasons ($19.95 for six months was a relief with a sour economy). At the same time, I jumped on a digital-cable upgrade promotion; still, I'm paying less than I was by almost half (and I've actually noticed little loss in terms of performance to most sites; PowerBoost helps make up for no longer having Blast).
I switched from my (personal) SB-5120 to a leased ARRIS WBM-760A D3 cable modem on a month-to-month trial lease primarily to see if D3 was even worth it (I had much doubt - primarily due to poor signal issues here). The ARRIS is still here, and it has *consistently* outperformed my Moto in daily use. While conditions may differ from system to system, if you have more than one device, and D3 is available in your area, at least consider a leased D3 modem as a trial.
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