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Comments on news posted 2011-11-23 11:30:34: Right on the heels of a suite of new price hikes by Time Warner Cable, Comcast is also ringing in the holiday season with price increases that will impact both the company's broadband and television subscribers. ..

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michieru
Premium
join:2009-07-25
Miami, FL

Pfft

LOL Screw you, I am glad now I went with AT&T U-Verse for now.

jseymour

join:2009-12-11
Waterford, MI

Re: Pfft

said by michieru:

LOL Screw you, I am glad now I went with AT&T U-Verse for now.

Oh yeah, because "AT&T" is so much better a company

Jim

michieru
Premium
join:2009-07-25
Miami, FL
Reviews:
·Comcast Business..

Re: Pfft

Hell no but you know what? I didn't get a rate hike and I am paying $28 a month for my service. If I was getting 12mbps instead of 6mbps the cost will still be cheaper than what Comcast is providing.

I was very close to getting a business class line from comcast but backed out. Glad I did, and this just makes me feel better that I did.

Am I being childish about it? Yes. Do I get to rub it in your face though? Yes...

jseymour

join:2009-12-11
Waterford, MI

Re: Pfft

said by michieru:

Do I get to rub it in your face though? Yes...

Er, that would be "no." I'm not seeing a rate hike, TTBOMK.

Jim

michieru
Premium
join:2009-07-25
Miami, FL

Re: Pfft

Just give it time buddy, just give it time. In a more serious note though I can see AT&T doing the same thing to me. I just feel better after feeling sick all day yesterday. So don't mind my rambling xp

Justwait

@comcast.net
said by jseymour:

said by michieru:

Do I get to rub it in your face though? Yes...

Er, that would be "no." I'm not seeing a rate hike, TTBOMK.

Jim

give it time Jim. I'm in Clinton Township and my CC phone/internet went up almost 10 bucks (no promotion). Had'em for 2 years. So, I'm already porting my number over to my 2nd magic jack (had one for 3 years now for fax/2nd line). Going with a plus so I don't need to plug it into a computer. After that's ported, then I'm switching to WOW's 50mbps service. It's 30 bucks less then I'm paying now but 3x the speed without speed boost. I use Dish for my tv. I'm dumping internet because once I drop the phone service, my bill will go up another 10 bucks. What I paid 70 for 2 years ago is now over 110.00 when all the promo's died out. Other then price going up and them sending a tech who didn't know basic landline phone troubleshooting, who then later cut my dogs electric fence when they set another cable, who wouldn't know a punchdown block (the problem) if it bit him on the azz, I have no issues with CC.

upthewahzoo

@comcast.net

Re: Pfft

Fortunately for you there is WOW for you here in the thumb we can't get nothing but comcrap or AT&T and in my opinion AT&T is no different than Comcrap except they will at least use lube when you screwing you over. Comcrap just drives it hard and dry screaming take that you pitiful fool! Our Corporate Government needs to take hold of things and force businesses to offer us greater choices or if big business is going to keep raises their rates then they need to invest into creating a better infrastructure. When you look at the European countries and the Far East their internet performance blows us away especially Japan and China but their topography is so much different than ours. But we the people need to quit bending over and taking and fight back against this corporate greed. BTW thanks Bank of America you can take my house, my left nut, my first born, but I refuse to give you my heart!

mmay149q
Premium
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Dallas, TX
kudos:48
said by michieru:

LOL Screw you, I am glad now I went with AT&T U-Verse for now.

250GB cap with $10 per 50GB overages after your 3rd offense, nice! So are you glad now to know that you're getting ripped off?

Matt
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mmmmguinness

join:2006-09-07

Re: Pfft

Because you set me up with a sweet ass deal.

Tycho
Premium
join:2000-07-23
Grandville, MI
Actually Matt paying a small fee would be better than getting banned like Comcast does. Used to be a big Comcast fan. Made the switch to Uverse 2 months ago and haven't looked back since.

mmay149q
Premium
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Dallas, TX
kudos:48

Re: Pfft

said by Tycho:

Actually Matt paying a small fee would be better than getting banned like Comcast does. Used to be a big Comcast fan. Made the switch to Uverse 2 months ago and haven't looked back since.

I use over 1, sometimes 1.5TB of data a month on my current provider (Fios) so for me no it wouldn't be better, nor would it be a "small fee", I think when I calculated my usage last with AT&T's billing per byte plan I was averaging paying $210 a month for U-verse internet alone. No thanks, I'd rather go through the same process Logan/Wolverine went through to get adamantium installed in his bones...

However in AT&T's defense I will say I endorse their metered billing over anyone else's since it comes out to 20 cents per GB.

»i106.photobucket.com/albums/m268···sage.jpg
See what I mean? :-X

Matt
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Tycho
Premium
join:2000-07-23
Grandville, MI

Re: Pfft

Jesus I am a web dev that works from home 4 days a week and I don't even come close to that with work stuff and Netflix. What the heck are you doing that is pulling in 1.5 Terabytes? You realize that would have been the ENTIRE Internet of 1997 lol!

cdru
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Fort Wayne, IN
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Re: Pfft

said by Tycho:

What the heck are you doing that is pulling in 1.5 Terabytes?

Porn. Lots and lots and lots of 1080p porn.

michieru
Premium
join:2009-07-25
Miami, FL

Re: Pfft

In 3D.

mmay149q
Premium
join:2009-03-05
Dallas, TX
kudos:48
said by cdru:

said by Tycho:

What the heck are you doing that is pulling in 1.5 Terabytes?

Porn. Lots and lots and lots of 1080p porn.

You said it, I don't know what it is, but I have a fetish for clowns :-X xD

Matt
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jasqid
Fiber In Your Diet?

join:2002-04-02
East Palestine, OH
said by cdru:

said by Tycho:

What the heck are you doing that is pulling in 1.5 Terabytes?

Porn. Lots and lots and lots of 1080p porn.

LMAO ! U made my afternoon with that comment.

michieru
Premium
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Miami, FL
Reviews:
·Comcast Business..
For those of us who don't have the almighty fios yes it is a deal. Don't worry bud you think your fios will remain unlimited but once Verizon starts capping you like they do in the wireless division I am going to laugh at you right back over your outrageous overage bill.

I hardly use 250GB and that's with a internet tv and four computers.

mmay149q
Premium
join:2009-03-05
Dallas, TX
kudos:48

Re: Pfft

said by michieru:

For those of us who don't have the almighty fios yes it is a deal. Don't worry bud you think your fios will remain unlimited but once Verizon starts capping you like they do in the wireless division I am going to laugh at you right back over your outrageous overage bill.

I hardly use 250GB and that's with a internet tv and four computers.

I don't think my Fios will remain unlimited, and in fact I'm dreading the day that I do have to cancel them because of the fact that they put limits on my account, but I already know what's in the works, and I'm not stupid, I'm just going to have to wait and see what they'll offer me for a business unlimited plan once they start capping residential, if it's outside of my budget, and no competitor will offer me unlimited service, then I'll just cancel all internet subscriptions.

I'm not going to be forced into being told how to use the internet when I know that the propaganda that they are using is an absolute lie, and I'm not going to sit back and be told that "250GB is all you need" I could get away with 500GB, but 250 is absolutely ridiculous, in fact AT&T is lying saying they need to provide caps for U-verse because the FTTN cabinets can hold 48 ports per card, 4 cards per cabinet, which = 192 customers per cabinet, If every customer on the VRAD can get 32Mbps download that's 6Gbps of bandwidth being used, if you include the upload you're using 7Gbps out of the total 10Gbps they run to the cabinet...

So you're telling me that we use too much bandwidth when your cabinets are already over provisioned?! No I'm sorry, I don't buy that, and I refuse to believe or accept it, that's just BS, and I know it when I see it...

Matt
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Have U-verse questions? Please email uversecare@att.com and they will assist you!!

michieru
Premium
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Miami, FL
Reviews:
·Comcast Business..

Re: Pfft

I was going to be a premises tech for AT&T but backed out because it was a full time position but I am sure if I would of saw what you are saying I would also call bullshit. I already know I am getting the short end of the stick here but at least I wasn't getting yet another rate hike thanks to comcast for the same BS.

mmay149q
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Dallas, TX
kudos:48

Re: Pfft

said by michieru:

I was going to be a premises tech for AT&T but backed out because it was a full time position but I am sure if I would of saw what you are saying I would also call bullshit. I already know I am getting the short end of the stick here but at least I wasn't getting yet another rate hike thanks to comcast for the same BS.

Rate hikes do suck, but yet I did see them when I was at AT&T, modem rental fee's and etc, to be honest, I don't really think you're safe, just delayed...

Matt
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michieru
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Re: Pfft

I am personally right next to the highway and there is a fiber drop right across from me that operate the highway cameras. If I was able to tap into that at a good price I would be all over it. I think the owner is FPL fibernet. Of course this is the insult I get for living in Miami, FL. Fiber right in front of my house yet I can only get DSL or cable lol.
tmc8080

join:2004-04-24
Brooklyn, NY
Reviews:
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·Optimum Online
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Re: Pfft

said by michieru:

I am personally right next to the highway and there is a fiber drop right across from me that operate the highway cameras. If I was able to tap into that at a good price I would be all over it. I think the owner is FPL fibernet. Of course this is the insult I get for living in Miami, FL. Fiber right in front of my house yet I can only get DSL or cable lol.

This is where $$ Bribery $$ comes in..

XSprint Guy

@comcast.net
So, why did you back out of a job just because of what they sell? I worked for Sprint for 10 years (Network ops, wireline) and man, if you people knew some of the crap I seen and heard. oh well, to each his own. I just applied for a PT position. Been going to school for 18 months full time trying to get "retrained" with a degree toboot. I'll keep my Sprint phones, my dish network and WOW internet and Magicjack phone service. They don't offer UVerse in my area, L/L is way too overpriced and cell phones? I still have my 6 sprint employee phone accounts. I'll just spread the wealth.

michieru
Premium
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Miami, FL
Reviews:
·Comcast Business..

Re: Pfft

The only positions available where full-time which I could not do as a student starting in Jan of this coming year. I tried every possible way to make the deal work but in the end just some exceptions could not be made and because they are signing up people to U-Verse faster than they can handle plus overtime this will cause chaos with my school schedule even after the option of shifting classes around.

I also did not want to bite more than I can chew so I told AT&T thanks but I just couldn't do it.
HUBadubBUB

join:2009-11-19
No, there will not be caps imo because we have the capacity because we're building the pipes right. With the advent of advanced caching, we're only limited by the end point hardware. 100 gig long haul legs near ready to go and even testing MUCH higher speeds.
Longtail, Longtail, Longtail.... Capice?
WhyMe420
Premium
join:2009-04-06
kudos:1
said by mmay149q:

said by michieru:

LOL Screw you, I am glad now I went with AT&T U-Verse for now.

250GB cap with $10 per 50GB overages after your 3rd offense, nice! So are you glad now to know that you're getting ripped off?

Matt

If they have the VDSL (like me) then the caps are not in place yet.

asifalimirza

@algx.net
AT&T...wow that's funny! Comcast hiked my high speed internet from $30 a month to $58, than refused to lower it. I looked at AT&T U Verse (6mbps for $19.95 for 1 year), but those fricken theives required me to purchase thier router at $199. I already have a good one....but no budge on their part. I decided to go with a company called Sonic.net, which gives me ADSL @ 7mbps plus a landline with unlimited local & long distance for $39.95 a month forever! They also have promise to move me to 1 gbps fiber once they roll it in my area for the same price! F U Comcast and AT&T

IowaMan
Premium
join:2008-08-21
Grinnell, IA

More $$$ for executives

They have to continue making there millions...
Meanwhile when will people drop cable/satellite or downgrade to just the basics?
openbox9
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Germany
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Re: More $$$ for executives

said by IowaMan:

Meanwhile when will people drop cable/satellite or downgrade to just the basics?

Few will. The rate increases will continue until that changes.
cybercrime

join:2011-11-23
Honey Brook, PA

Re: More $$$ for executives

the CEO is getting the raise

workablob

join:2004-06-09
Houston, TX
kudos:3
Reviews:
·Comcast
said by IowaMan:

They have to continue making there millions...
Meanwhile when will people drop cable/satellite or downgrade to just the basics?

I had nothing but broadcast TV from 1994 until 2008.

I finally signed up for Basic with CC so my Internet bill would not be raised to more than the cost of Basic + Internet.

I use NetFlix, YouTube, and Torrents.

ComCast can take their hike and take a hike

Dave

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You don't think those corporate jets refuel themselves with rainbow pony farts do you? It costs real job creator made money to be able to fly to Texas for some grilled ribs for lunch.
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FutureMon
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Re: More $$$ for executives

I thought it was Unicorns that pooped rainbows...
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It works fine on my machine...

jseymour

join:2009-12-11
Waterford, MI

1 recommendation

Don't Have A Subscription TV Service

We don't have subscription TV, either cable or satellite, at home, and have no plans ever to do so. My wife and I simply don't see what they charge for it as being a sensible expense.

We somehow manage to "survive" on OTA TV, Netflix and Hulu Plus streaming, and local video store DVD/BD rentals. (Which reminds me: Gotta cancel HP. It's largely useless, in our opinion.)

We do have Comcast Business High-Speed Internet. So far that's not been affected by the price hikes. But were it to go up, I'd have to seriously consider switching to off-site hosting and the least expensive Comcast residential broadband available.

Jim

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Mr Matt

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Eustis, FL
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·Comcast
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Might be time to move on!

With CenturyLink aggressively offering prism Comcast would be stupid to raise prices. The only disadvantage with prism is that I cannot receive more than two HD Streams and two SD Streams. It might be time to take a trip into space via DBS. I might downgrade to limited basic and use Comcast broadband just to piss them off. By by about $150.00 in revenue for Comcast per month. Or use CenturyLink leaving Comcast standing around with their hands in their pockets. If enough customers go somewhere else Comcast might get the message.

cyber

@verizon.net

big corps

step up people show them where it hurts cancle your service if you can get fiostv get it or directv but if you like G4tv go with dishnetwork comcast price increase 4 times a year is a shame

•••

zWabbit

@teksavvy.com

WOW

U have to love it how we are willing to pay money to watch the commercials on TV. For premium content let's say it makes some sense but for everything else I question it. OTA and Netflix seams to serve my needs just fine. 6 years and counting. (We need to protect the internet )

firephoto
We the people
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Brewster, WA

Re: WOW

Blame the MTV generation and beyond that grew up with parents paying for cable tv and have never associated television commercials as the primary source of revenue for television channels.
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IowaMan
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Re: WOW

That would be true... Back when my parents first got cable (late 80's) it was about $20 a month and everyone had it. They cut it though in 1991. I grew up with OTA only until 2008 when Mediacom gave us a special 18 month deal. And, I agree except for a few good networks like Hallmark, TLC, Discovery, HGTV + ESPN and Big Ten Network the rest is mostly crap.

Saw it

@twtelecom.net

Pricing and caps

I in Albuquerque,NM have already been seeing major price hikes. It's been happening all year.
Monopoly's will do what ever they feel to raise cash.
Unregulated and corrupt. Notice how much adds on TV are shoved in your face.

Remember about the caps Century is imposing with Prism will just get you there quicker.
cybercrime

join:2011-11-23
Honey Brook, PA

in about a few years from now

in a few years from now we will not be able to afford cable or satalite what will we do for tv? netflix cost to much cost of internet is going up every year and the government wants control over the internet to block websites if that bill passes the internet is dead

herb77

join:2005-02-23
Fort Myers, FL

1 recommendation

Outrage ?

Where's the netflix like outrage? I guess it's better to pay $80 for cable a month than $16 for netflix.
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cybercrime

join:2011-11-23
Honey Brook, PA

ok lower your caps

ok lower your caps to save your video service,but to the people that can leave your service will and wont have caps on their service GREED KILLS A COMPANY/P2P HELPS COMPANY like when napster first came out music sales hit the roof and the riaa and the mpaa started ther cr*p and sales wend down and blamed it on us but we where pissed at them

45612019

join:2004-02-05
New York, NY

Comcap has had 250GB cap since 2008

Keep in mind that Comcap has had the same 250 GB monthly bandwidth cap sitting static for 3 years now.

So if you're getting your Internet bill raised with your cap remaining the same... what a deal, huh?

IPPlanMan
Holy Cable Modem Batman

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Washington, DC
kudos:1

Re: Comcap has had 250GB cap since 2008

Exactly.
cybercrime

join:2011-11-23
Honey Brook, PA
said by 45612019:

Keep in mind that Comcap has had the same 250 GB monthly bandwidth cap sitting static for 3 years now.

So if you're getting your Internet bill raised with your cap remaining the same... what a deal, huh?

how much are they paying to the RIAA and to the MPAA and the others

HaloFans

join:2006-12-18

Blame the telecoms who provide zero competition

Telecoms promised from deregulation to provide competitive services that would keep service prices in check.

Do you see AT&T's Uverse in every household where AT&T is served?
Do you see Verizon's FiOS in every househeld in its territory?

No.

Cable companies have free reign in price control.

So much for competition.

jseymour

join:2009-12-11
Waterford, MI

Re: Blame the telecoms who provide zero competition

said by HaloFans:

Telecoms promised from deregulation to provide competitive services that would keep service prices in check.

And all of us who watched that happen--watched as all the CLECs were killed by poor business practices, ILEC behaviour and a government friendly to monopolies, knew the big TelCos were lying through their teeth.

said by HaloFans:

Do you see AT&T's Uverse in every household where AT&T is served?
Do you see Verizon's FiOS in every househeld in its territory?

It's worse than that. VZ has essentially ceased further deployment of FiOS and U-Verse is no more than DSL on steroids.

Jim

HaloFans

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Re: Blame the telecoms who provide zero competition

Yeah man.

America's broadband future is fubared.

USA. USA. USA.

IPPlanMan
Holy Cable Modem Batman

join:2000-09-20
Washington, DC
kudos:1

Stuck with Comcast

As a residents of Washington, DC I have Comcast... and I'm stuck with it.

Before you say: "get another provider"....
- RCN does not serve my area
- I can't install a dish in my building (Most residents in large buildings can't)
- FiOS isn't available... but it's being built out.. and could arrive in a year or more or more than that...

More money for the same level of service and cap. This sucks.
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cybercrime

join:2011-11-23
Honey Brook, PA

Re: Stuck with Comcast

greed the end of america

NYC26

@rr.com

Verizon cherry Picking

In 12 blocks around my building there is only two residential buildings wired with FIOS here in Manhattan NY. This is according the Verizon property developers website . This has been the same case since almost 2 years ago. Of course the folks that own my building gave Verizon permission to wire it one year ago. I am paying 150 dollars for the regular triple play without any premium channel and I received the later that another price hike is coming in January. These people were giving a franchise agreement 3 years ago and from looking at the map they haven't made a lot of progress.

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I WILL be gone when I have a choice

Broadband prices are dropping so it makes sense that Comcast raises prices to it's subscribers. /sarcasm

»dark-fiber.tmcnet.com/topics/dar···oney.htm

Fucking Comcast. I WILL be gone when I have a choice of another broadband provider other than this monopolistic mega-corporation.
rody_44
Premium
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Quakertown, PA

Ok then

yet my increase is a 10 dollar decrease in tv rates. Thats certainly not a across the board increase.

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elray

join:2000-12-16
Santa Monica, CA
Reviews:
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News Flash

Inflation is substantially higher than the government pretends.

Companies like Comcast face higher health insurance, workman's comp, energy and content costs, all of which outpace even inflated inflation. In addition, as Karl seems to celebrate daily, there is the issue of cord-cutting and "neutrality", both of which will only drive remaining subscriber's basic rates higher.
Wilsdom

join:2009-08-06

Re: News Flash

Solution is to hire South American infiltrators. Once the discrimination against them for breaking various laws ends we shall be saved!

Scatcatpdx
Fur It Up

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Portland, OR
Not to mention higher energy cost

Morac
Cat god

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Riverside, NJ
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Looks similar to the prices I posted earlier this month

The prices look similar to the ones I posted here and here earlier in the month.

There are differences. Limited Basic service is $3 cheaper in my area, though Standard works out to be the same.
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Sammer

join:2005-12-22
Canonsburg, PA

Just say NO to Comcast price hikes!

Most of us can live with fewer crappy TV channels or even slower internet. Once Comcast announces a price hike here either Comcast gives me a less expensive promotional deal for a year or I am definitely cutting back service. Considering the state of the economy I expect a lot more Comcast subscribers than they think will do the same.
tmc8080

join:2004-04-24
Brooklyn, NY
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·ooma
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Re: Just say NO to Comcast price hikes!

said by Sammer:

Most of us can live with fewer crappy TV channels or even slower internet. Once Comcast announces a price hike here either Comcast gives me a less expensive promotional deal for a year or I am definitely cutting back service. Considering the state of the economy I expect a lot more Comcast subscribers than they think will do the same.

Can Comcast really justify higher Video/Cable-tv prices this year? I don't think so.. consumers have just too many alternatives than Cable-tv's last century business model. IMO, internet access is getting to fast to ignore the possiblity of consumers using that pipe(line) too access video beyond OTA free broadcast tv-- for those who can get it.. or stream channels online on an as needed basis.

lilhurricane
Crunchin' For Cures
Premium,Mod
join:2003-01-11
Purple Zone
kudos:57
I went to Directv (not the best plan) for choices

...but still have CC CDV & Internet (Performance Plus)

Of course I own my broadband modem..the CDV is costing $7/mo rental :/

Time to re-evaluate services
BiggA

join:2005-11-23
EARTH

Merry Christmas!

Have a rate hike! And we know you'll stay, because we're the only game in town!
tmc8080

join:2004-04-24
Brooklyn, NY
Reviews:
·ooma
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Re: Merry Christmas!

said by BiggA:

Have a rate hike! And we know you'll stay, because we're the only game in town!

Not really.. prepaid cell phone, satellite tv.. and someone else's wifi (chuckles...) You can always go cheap/ghetto, you just have to work up the nerve.. and for some people that's the only way to afford it..

Merry Scrooge for canceling Comcast's services!
BiggA

join:2005-11-23
EARTH

Re: Merry Christmas!

Where I live, Comcast is the only practical option for HSI. AT&T can only provision us at 1500k, as we are at 11kft, so for all practical purposes, Comcast is the only option.