said by bricvic:
Thanks Tom, Ill do that. Funny thing is, for what I pay for the phone line and DSL, I can switch to cable and literally triple my internet speed and get TV too for about $25-$35 more per month. The only reason I havent is that I really loath Comcast and have gone to great lengths to avoid them. I put up an antenna for local OTA channels, and everything else, I stream on the internet. But 3Mbps just isnt cutting it anymore, especially for streaming. Anyway, Thanks again.
Do it. I got fed up with Verizon DSL last summer when they 'optimized' my speeds down from ~6 Mpbs to 4.5 Mbps. Like you we really didn't want to use Comcast - but our neighbors said they were happy with the service.
So with trepidation we switched and frankly couldn't be happier. Solid 16 Mbps down / 2 Mbps up and by using Ooma for phone saving $40+ a month.
We were particularly impressed with the install where the Comcast technician spent ~3 hours running a cable from across the street and then very neatly and professionally through crawl spaces etc to the other side of the house for a total install cost of $25.
My son also got Comcast service about the same time in rental property with existing cabling. We tried to start service on a Saturday but had some problems. Comcast sent a technician out on the Sunday and he spent a couple of hours re-running cables inside and outside the house and then making adjustments at the street.
So we are very happy. Comcast is significantly faster, much more reliable (no down times or speed reductions) and significantly cheaper. Both my son and I are in very rural locations.
Verizon has no interest in keeping their old DSL customers.