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terpsucka

join:2012-11-21
Potomac, MD

[Speed] Any way to check speeds prior to sign up?

I just bought a house and moved in. I'm considering switching to Comcast HSI, but the previous owner told me the speeds he got when he had Comcast were way below advertised. It's been years since he had the service, but presumably the issue may still exist. Is there any way I can check the service speed before I go through the trouble of switching?



pflog
Bueller? Bueller?
Premium,MVM
join:2001-09-01
El Dorado Hills, CA
kudos:3

You can cancel comcast at any time. So why not just try it? Congestion is really a thing of the past with DOCSIS 3, so chances are you will get the advertised speeds unless there is a line issue specific to your house, in which case Comcast would come fix it.
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graysonf
Premium,MVM
join:1999-07-16
Fort Lauderdale, FL
kudos:1
reply to terpsucka

Ask your neighbors?



trythisfirst

@comcast.net
reply to terpsucka

Just try it, you have nothing to lose.

»www.comcast.com/Corporate/Custom···ect=true


terpsucka

join:2012-11-21
Potomac, MD
reply to graysonf

None of the neighbors I've spoken to use Comcast, unfortunately.



TriForce

join:2008-05-27
Chico, CA
Reviews:
·Comcast

The only way is to actually try it. Your neighbors may get good or bad speeds but that may have to do with their own home wiring. Check to see if your cables are RG-6, as that is the best cable for in-home cabling. Did the previous owner have a Docsis 3.0 compliant modem? As you can tell, there are many variables that affects signal quality and speed.

As trythisfirst said, get it installed and check for yourself. If it's true that the quality isn't good then you can cancel without fee, within 30 days of signup.


Madtown
Premium
join:2008-04-26
Madera, CA
reply to terpsucka

I have to agree with the others, try it 1st and see. Good luck to you. You never mention what plan you're getting, if all you do is web browsing, videos in HD, online gaming, Performance is good.