reply to Rick
Re: price of bandwidth is going up I would be happier if Comcast simply polished the current product rather than add more fluff. I don't need more HD channels, I just need the ones I do have to all look like ESPN for Monday Night Football or HBO on Sundays. They blame the carrier, the carrier blames the distributor, and the consumer is stuck with over-compressed sad looking medium definition bunk, at best. I would rather have stable 8MB speeds with reliable latency than a potential 16MB up to 24MB with hit or miss service. There simply is no real competition when it comes to service cost. If there is ANY competition, it is mostly with the fluff that can be added or the bundled savings offered for long-term commitments.
It's like a gas station charging $10/gallon but throwing in a nice .25 cent stuffed animal for my participation.
Thanks, but no thanks.