Well, the day has come that my lease on life is forcibly changing, sorta.
I am moving in a few weeks to a new complex. The cable company in that area is Comcast (same as the town Im in). However where I presently am, they do not have anything other then Standard Cable TV. In the new town they have everything (digital cable, phone, Internet, etc.).
Where I am currently I have Verizon DSL (~768k) and Verizon for phone/LD as well, and Std. Cable just cause it comes with the pad. Where I am going, they no longer have Verizon DSL, which means Im going to screw myself with the value package I have through them (Veriations®).
To get to the point, I am wondering a few things:
1. Is the Comcast phone service any good? in terms of actual value. I see the price is less then VZ - but is the service really there? is it reliable? how does it integrate with current voice lines (ie: is it something IN your building or do they do copper from up the street?).
2. Is the internet reliable and or consistent? One thing I love about the DSL is that Im piped straight out to the www via my own pvc. I also have a reserved amount of bandwidth (most of the time) that I know is going to be there when I want to get on it. Is Comcasts also reliable? is it pretty decent with the speed (for the most part) or is that neighborhood sharing crap still on the up and up? Can I still put my outermost nic into promiscuous mode and watch everyone elses crap go by? (sorry I have security concerns )
3. They (CC) seems to offer a 'value package' but notice they don't list any pricing for it. They do offer some standard pricing for all the services, but when said and done, is like 130$ (50 std cable / 25-35std phone w/CID and Voicemail stuff / 57 internet). I was just wondering how MUCH of a savings there is to be had in their 'package plans' or if its really worth it to go that route and just get my internet through them (Phone through VZ) and wait on the cable till I get an HDtv and maybe watch something more then discovery/tlc all day and night?
Thanks for reading every chapter - look forward to any input you guys n gals may be havin
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