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FifthE1ement
Tech Nut

join:2005-03-16
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Comcast is looking pretty good standing next to ATT, lol!

It's really hard to bash Comcast when I'm getting 55MB/down and 11MB/up for only $70 a month! That is faster than most businesses and schools! Also currently I have no cap (Comcast stopped enforcing them) for now and it's awesome! Comcast may be overcharging for TV but for Internet I think they are under the average by quite a lot in my area. For the money the fastest you can get it DSL 6.0 from ATT (old Bellsouth area). Comcast blows that away!
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en103

join:2011-05-02
Reviews:
·Time Warner Cable

Re: Comcast is looking pretty good standing next to ATT, lol!

While many don't 'need' 55/11Mbps, what many would like is typically lower cost. If I could pay $30/month for 6Mbps, I might take it over 55/11, as I really don't get much more out of it (at least currently).

Problem is that AT&T wouldn't give 6Mbps for $30/month w/o expensive POTS.

Jim 1234

@sbcglobal.net

Re: Comcast is looking pretty good standing next to ATT, lol!

If you can get Verizon FIOS that is the way to go. I got 15/5 Mb connection for $30/month with no cap.
en103

join:2011-05-02

Re: Comcast is looking pretty good standing next to ATT, lol!

I have TWC... 20/2Mbps for ~$45 with no cap
bn1221

join:2009-04-29
Cortland, NY

Re: Comcast is looking pretty good standing next to ATT, lol!

TW 1by3mbit 19.99 a month on my own modem (SGB900 - crap..but its cheap)
aerith
Premium
join:2008-12-31
Milpitas, CA
Are you on some promotion?

Regular pricing for 15/5 is $74.99 a month (source: »www.theverge.com/2012/6/2/305974···et-plans )

Now, yes Comcrap is charging only $62.95 for 25 mbps download, 5 mbps upload, and $72.95 for 50 mbps download, 10 mbps upload, IF Comcrap DO go back to the usage models (see: »customer.comcast.com/help-and-su···aunching )

Then Verizon FIOS might be worth it, given that Verizon FIOS has no caps, and/or usage based billing.

At the same time though, IF Verizon FIOS do go to a usage model, then who knows.

LightS
Premium
join:2005-12-17
Greenville, TX
You really can't compare your cable connection to business and school connections based purely on speed. Business accounts have higher levels of support, better routing, and not to mention priority QoS so that they don't slow down during prime times.

As far as it goes for Comcast, yeah, if I could get those speeds for that price I'd do it lol. I've got 30/2 for $54/mo. and it's horrible.
ualdayan

join:2004-07-17
Antioch, TN
said by FifthE1ement:

It's really hard to bash Comcast when I'm getting 55MB/down and 11MB/up for only $70 a month! That is faster than most businesses and schools! Also currently I have no cap (Comcast stopped enforcing them) for now and it's awesome! Comcast may be overcharging for TV but for Internet I think they are under the average by quite a lot in my area. For the money the fastest you can get it DSL 6.0 from ATT (old Bellsouth area). Comcast blows that away!

They stopped enforcing caps in SOME areas. In my area they charge $10 for every 50GB over 300GB for residential customers.

NormanS
I gave her time to steal my mind away
Premium,MVM
join:2001-02-14
San Jose, CA
kudos:11
Reviews:
·SONIC.NET
·Pacific Bell - SBC
said by FifthE1ement:

It's really hard to bash Comcast when I'm getting 55MB/down and 11MB/up for only $70 a month!

In San Jose, California the price is:

Comcast

Double Play Internet+Voice is:

Comcast

Triple is:

Comcast

For the money the fastest you can get it DSL 6.0 from ATT (old Bellsouth area). Comcast blows that away!

$75+ is a tad pricey for me. For the price of "Performance" (at the end of the promotion):

Comcast

I get ADSL2+ 15.0 from Sonic.net, LLC:
                                  RECEIPT
 
     Sonic.net, Inc.
     2260 Apollo Way
     Santa Rosa, CA 95407
     707.522.1000
     support@sonic.net
 
                                                        Due Date: 2013-03-20
                                       Service from 2013-03-20 to 2013-04-20
     For:
     NormanS <********@sonic.net>
     Retired
     <Address redacted>
     _______________________________________________________________________
     Description                                    Unit Price         Total
     -----------------------------------------------------------------------
     Email account *********1                             0.00          0.00  
     Email account *********2                             0.00          0.00  
     Invoice to email ********@sonic.net                  0.00          0.00  
>>>> DNS [%My_Domain%]                                    1.95          1.95  
     Fusion Broadband - Single Line -                    39.95         39.95  
       STI-00nnnnn-0
     Fusion Broadband Information - STI-00nnnnn-0         0.00          0.00  
       Data $19.97 Voice $19.98
     Voice Federal Subscriber Line Charge Fee             6.50          6.50  
     Voice Federal Universal Service Fund Fee             2.25          2.25  
     Voice California Lifeline Telephone Service          0.15          0.15  
       Surcharge
     Voice California Deaf and Disabled Telecom           0.03          0.03  
       Program Surcharge
     Voice California High Cost Fund-A Surcharge          0.05          0.05  
     Voice California High Cost Fund-B Surcharge          0.04          0.04  
     Voice California Teleconnect Fund Surcharge          0.08          0.08  
     Voice California Advanced Services Fund              0.02          0.02  
       Surcharge
     Voice California 911 Emergency Surcharge             0.07          0.07  
     Voice San Jose Utility Users Tax                     1.23          1.23  
>>>> Fusion IP address space 173.228.nnn.nnn/32 -         0.00          0.00  
       STI-0067369-0
     Fusion Phone Service - <# Redacted>                  0.00          0.00  
     Voice California Public Utility Commission           0.02          0.02  
       User Fee
     Voice FCC Interstate Telecom Service                 0.05          0.05  
       Provider Fee
     Property Tax Allotment Surcharge                     0.26          0.26  
     Voice Regulatory Recovery Surcharge                  0.52          0.52  
<<<< Modem Equipment Rental Fee                           6.50          6.50  
     Credit Prorate 2013-03-20 to 2013-03-09 for          0.04cr        0.04cr
       Property Tax Allotment Surcharge
     Credit Prorate 2013-03-20 to 2013-03-09 for          0.79cr        0.79cr
       Voice Federal Universal Service Fund Fee
     Credit Prorate 2013-03-20 to 2013-03-09 for          0.13cr        0.13cr
       Voice Regulatory Recovery Surcharge
     Credit Prorate 2013-03-20 to 2013-03-09 for          0.43cr        0.43cr
       Voice San Jose Utility Users Tax
     Charge Prorate 2013-03-09 to 2013-03-20 for          0.09          0.09  
       Property Tax Allotment Surcharge
     Charge Prorate 2013-03-09 to 2013-03-20 for          0.80          0.80  
       Voice Federal Universal Service Fund Fee
     Charge Prorate 2013-03-09 to 2013-03-20 for          0.18          0.18  
       Voice Regulatory Recovery Surcharge
     Charge Prorate 2013-03-09 to 2013-03-20 for          0.44          0.44  
       Voice San Jose Utility Users Tax
 
                                                             Total:    59.79
 
     -----------------------------------------------------------------------
 

>>>> Features not available with Comcast residential service.
<<<< I am exploring an apparent policy change which would allow me to return their RG in exchange to drop the fee.

On the one hand, 50 Mbps can probably be said to "blow away" even Sonic.net "Fusion" 15 Mbps.

On the other hand, unlike naked Comcast Blast, I get local and LD calling, value added call features, DNS for my domain, a static IP address, and control of the rDNS.

And an extra $15 a month for anime and manga.

For the money, I can live with "slow", when "slow" is fast enough for my use of the Internet.

(If Comcast were to offer "Double Play Performance" (Internet+Voice) with all the features of Sonic.net "Fusion", I might reconsider.)

--
Norman
~Oh Lord, why have you come
~To Konnyu, with the Lion and the Drum