said by yzor:
I want to get rid of uverse, not because its does not work but because they force me t0 rent (the modem) for 6 bucks a month. I want to buy 1, but no deal.
Here is the problem, the last time I tried Comcast about 2010 with a DOCSIS 2/1.1 modem (Motorola SB5101), they could only after much trying only get 6/1 (was really like 4mg down and 512kb up), since this what not was promised I canceled immediately. Now I am not really wanting Comcast but they are claiming higher speeds and you can own the modem.
So how can I know for sure that my house can get DOCSIS 3 profile and speeds ahead of time? Or will I have just have to experiment again? Anyone know if this old area was really updated? Last time in 2009 they claimed it was updated from 1.1 to 2, but If it was no 1 could get the modem to work with a DOCSIS 2 profile.
any help or advice is appreciated. Thanks for your time.
Aside from being told to call and check what speeds, you can look up your area on Comcast.com and see what your area offers (Beware, the page sometimes jumps the gun as to what is offered and what is really actually available at the moment.)
Since you're talking about owning your own modem, get one of these: »www.amazon.com/Zoom-DOCSIS-Cable ··· le+modem
Or this one
»www.amazon.com/Motorola-SurfBoar ··· a+SB6141
They are the current tech and are future proof depending on how fast you wanna go right off.
There are upgrades coming for any Non-NE area users from March to May, that will give speeds from 25/4, 50/15 or 105/20 depending on the package you're on. »Source: New Comcast Speeds Arrive For Most in March
If you get hooked up this time and have problems, come back and we can help you get squared. Your previous experience of being sold 6/1 and getting 4/512 sounds like your modem wasn't sent the correct speed file.
Hope that helps you. I can sympathize with wanting to switch from U-Verse. Their efforts to put out a 100 speed have already been surpassed by Comcast's offering and they're getting ready to up it again. How will AT&T compete with their antique network, eh?