To me, this is much like real estate: Location, Location, Location!
What is a good deal here, may not be in another locale.
If we had FIOS here, I very well might have gone for it...but we don't.
Straight dsl is a slow, over-priced option not worth considering.
Uverse is not offering anything compelling in my area, 2 year contract and the $199.95 install/equipment fee is absurd. $99.95 of that is to buy their gateway, which only works with Uverse...
I have no contract with Comcast. We never
have speeds drop due to congestion, choice to buy or rent a number of modem/routers. Downside is that they know they are the only viable game in town, and once initial promos are up, they have little incentive to offer any price breaks to existing customers. Customer service in this region has actually been good, except for ocassional confusion over available packages/offers.
Other Comcast areas have had many more service outages and node congestion, poorer customer service, etc.
The bottom line is that broadband consumers should do their homework, and base their decision on what is available, and how each service stands up within their location!
Qworster, wish you the best of luck and hope FIOS gives you better bang for your buck!--
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