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Old 01-04-2011, 06:28 PM
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i l used to have quest, it sucked bad,made me buy a phone line for 26 bux plus internet i think was 33 bux plus the usual mystery charges that change every month, service sucked my phone line would not work in the winter too cold and would freeze up, was there fault and they wouldnt fix it... i now have time warner road runner cable, so much quicker then dsl i had,plus when they turn on your cable internet they also have to turn on cable t v to your house so......
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Old 01-04-2011, 09:12 PM
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I dunno how much faster you want but one of the reasons I got Comcast business was the upload speeds are very fast as well. Plus the static IP. $60 and every time I turn around I have faster download and uploads.

Now it is 21/5 mb/s which is stunning.
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Old 01-05-2011, 06:59 AM
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My other complaint with Comcast is the "shared" service which regardless of what their cute commercials state can cause the network to slow down...Look to see if they offer guarantees that you'll get the speed all the time that you are paying for.

Good luck with whatever you choose.
This is so very true and the biggest reason I'm with Qwest. Their stalk is in my yard and all of my neighbors were buying into the deals of the day. They ended up splitting my connection and my service slowed down considerably. I complained and their excuse was that my "splitters" were the reason. Yeah right.

Qwest isn't perfect but they're the lesser of two evils IMHO.
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Old 01-05-2011, 09:52 AM
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With VoIP I think that requirement is outdated. Wild Blue can provide IP services pretty much anywhere, so why should a switched circuit be the only option for a phone?
Except our current services don't handle VOIP very well. That will change later this year when we start offering service from our new satellite. We'll have download speeds of 12 Mbps and be able to handle VOIP.
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Revival! I have to sign up for a new service as my internet sharing neighbor is moving. I'm hooked on the 20MBS cable speeds I have been getting so leaning Comcast. Question is do you lease the modem at $7 per month or go buy something and if so, what?
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Old 04-11-2013, 01:59 PM
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We have Comcast and bought a Motorola SBG6580. Probably cheaper in the long run over leasing but it's kind of a pile of crap (modem is OK, router and WAP are junk) and when you call for service it's always because of /your/ modem. So in that sense leasing the modem means if you've got a connection problem then you play dumb and blame Comcast.
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Many times, the 'rental' modem is readily available on Craigslist...$7/mo adds up quickly.
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This is a problem because this is a duopoly.
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Comcast has been a PITA but for the price I can't complain. Once a year I'll randomly stop into one of the Comcast offices and threaten to cancel. This always results in a pretty good offer that I can't refuse. The latest is cable & Internet for $60/mon for 12 months. Usually they also throw in HBO & show time for three months.
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Old 04-12-2013, 09:50 AM
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Comcast is consistently rated the worst company in America according to some survey that releases annually a week or so ago. For what it's worth, I think Qwest would give them a run for their money if they were big enough to rate on a national level (maybe if they sucked less).

If you're in Boulder, Indra's Net is contemplating installing a WiMax setup to serve at least part of the city. Based solely on the technology, it looks like the speeds will be better and the service more consistent. When I called the president of the company answered the phone, was honest (they didn't offer the service I needed, but had some lesser service, but didn't feel it would suit my needs), and it was genuinely like talking to another human being (you know, the antithesis of the other two). I am in no way affiliated with them, I just want them to install the hardware so there's a third option that DOESN'T suck for my office when I get it set up down there. If you're in Boulder, give them a call and a nudge and hopefully it comes to fruition.
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