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Old 06-04-2018, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Denver CO
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And just to finish things out, I went to the Comcast store to cancel my service and hand in all the equipment. I made an appointment to try to make it less painful and they still messed it up - ended up checking me in after my time because they were busy helping others, including taking a few minutes to talk to someone who walked up and interrupted just as the Comcast person was starting to help me. So once they finished with that person, I was late and ended up at the back of the queue.

Well, at least I walked out with zero regrets or second guesses about whether leaving was the right move! lol!
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Old 08-13-2018, 01:26 PM
 
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A conversation with someone reminded me about this so I figured I'd update - after almost 3 months, I'm happy with my switch. I'm saving money every month and aside from some intermittent weather related outages when there's a bad storm, MUCH better service. I know I'll get annoyed if I loose TV service during a football game, but in general, even the outages haven't been a big deal, they are short lived and I found out I can still watch something recorded during them if I wanted to. And it's only the tv that goes out, not the internet.

The one thing I'm still on the fence about is internet speed - I think we are paying for more than we need, but I haven't downgraded yet. Teenager is very happy and maybe worth some money to keep him that way? lol!
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Old 08-13-2018, 02:28 PM
 
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Emm74, what service do you have now and what speed are you paying for?
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Old 08-13-2018, 03:17 PM
 
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Emm74, what service do you have now and what speed are you paying for?
Century Link 1 gig - but I think it was only saving something like $20 per month to go down to 100 mbps, with no options in between the two.
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Old 08-14-2018, 06:27 AM
 
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1 gig is WAY faster than you need, even for a kid and gaming.
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Old 08-14-2018, 08:59 AM
 
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1 gig is WAY faster than you need, even for a kid and gaming.
Right, but I guess my question is whether we are legitimately using more than 100 mbps, though. Since there is nothing in between 100 and 1 gig, I'd be ok with paying $20 more a month for say 200 if we were utilizing that much, which I don't know, maybe we are - besides his gaming, we stream video and music a lot too.

And the other aspect I think about is that this rate is now "set for life" - meaning am I locking into a rate that will be a good deal down the road? Assuming I stick with CL, of course.
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Old 08-14-2018, 09:57 AM
 
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100 meg would be more than enough, unless you're streaming to 5 TVs and gaming at the same time.
The bandwidth of audio streaming is negligible.

The 1 gig is like having a Porsche 911s turbo for your daily commute, except your internet speed isn't turning heads :-)
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Old 08-14-2018, 10:41 AM
 
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The 1 gig is like having a Porsche 911s turbo for your daily commute, except your internet speed isn't turning heads :-)
lol!

With the kind of crowd my kid hangs with, it's entirely possible that internet speed is actually a head turning item.
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Old 08-14-2018, 10:58 AM
 
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i pay $80 for my centuryLink 1Gig bit service
if you are changing price out the internet based offer from century link vs just calling their customer support



yes giga bit service may NOT be worth is:

it is just a lot of commonly used web sites, their servers are slow so
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