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Old 06-02-2016, 05:08 PM
 
Location: Castle Rock, Co
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Im not even there but I can answer that... Comcast

While they are rated pretty low for customer service, they are one of the better companies in terms of price/quality of service/technology.
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Old 06-06-2016, 11:06 PM
 
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DSL as a technology is DEAD in North America. Only countries in Europe and possibly others, have managed to plan correctly for it, in advance (thick copper wiring).

Sat-based broadband = also crap (even with the "Gen-3" from Hughes and others).

Comcast is the capitalist greedy bastard and oligopoly here. There is some hope that Longmont and who knows - Boulder - will be able to build up their own/independent municipal fiber-based infrastructure. Seems that Longmont will be leading in this domain?

We can only hope that Comcast's "last mile" telco infrastructure will be "de-regularized" and allow third-party ISP resellers to band together and contract bandwidth out from Comcast. That's a very viable economic model (for Comcast, resellers and residential customers) - I've seen it working in Canada, with Rogers' network. It brings the monthly residential bills significantly down and one wouldn't have to deal with Comcast's shady business practices and ethics (no out-of-control price increases, and no "promotional pricing" CRAP).
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Old 06-07-2016, 05:39 AM
 
Location: Castle Rock, Co
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Comcast's internet is not that high priced compared to others.

Sure, if you compare with Google Fiber who data mines/sells all of your information and "launches" cities by providing service to a few apartment buildings that are already pre-wired and given exclusive deals that other companies do not have access to, it may be more expensive.

40/month for 25mbps is not a bad price at all.
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Old 06-07-2016, 08:22 AM
 
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Comcast with $40/month for 25mbs? What are you talking about - that's rather a teaser rate - and for new customers only.
It's more like $50 (if not even $59.99) for "non-promo" rates.

I don't know about you, but that looks pricey to me. And comcast can do whatever it wants, due to the oligopolistic situation.
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Old 06-07-2016, 12:47 PM
 
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I do want to throw this out there concerning Comcast. Make sure you read your agreement CAREFULLY. I found out the hard way about their cable box. I ended up getting their "triple play" with the X1 box and it had a price of 149.00. This was with a 2 year contract. After a year, my bill jumped up almost 20 bucks for the month. Come to find out, the contract price was just for the portion that covered the service and they "gave" me a discount on the cable box itself. After a year, I had to start paying for the cable box at just over 15 + taxes. So, now here I am in for another year on my contract, but my bill is no longer at the agreed upon price. Customer service told me I had to pay it and there was nothing they could/would do. Lesson learned on my end, so I leave this as a warning to others signing up for Comcast.
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Old 06-11-2016, 07:34 AM
 
Location: Denver
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Comcast with $40/month for 25mbs? What are you talking about - that's rather a teaser rate - and for new customers only.
It's more like $50 (if not even $59.99) for "non-promo" rates.

I don't know about you, but that looks pricey to me. And comcast can do whatever it wants, due to the oligopolistic situation.
I got that rate from century link. I know it's a teaser rate, the guy on the phone even said so, so what I'll do is just switch providers when the year is up to another teaser rate...
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Old 06-11-2016, 08:32 AM
 
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I got that rate from century link. I know it's a teaser rate, the guy on the phone even said so, so what I'll do is just switch providers when the year is up to another teaser rate...
Actually no need to switch. You just call up and tell them you want your old rate back and they put it back every time. It is a pain to call each year but I've been holding at $20 for 12 Mbps rate for years that way.
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Old 06-11-2016, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Actually no need to switch. You just call up and tell them you want your old rate back and they put it back every time. It is a pain to call each year but I've been holding at $20 for 12 Mbps rate for years that way.
ok lol, I'll do that!
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