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Wow! It really is “Comcastic”!

We’ve been using Verizon DSL at home for the past 6 years or so.  They’ve been good, quite reliable, and reasonably priced.  Recently, though, we’ve had the “need for speed”, and Verizon just couldn’t come through.  We were paying for 3mbps (down) / 768k (up), but only really realized about half of that speed.  We were too far from the CO to get any faster.

I began shopping around.

Verizon DSL couldn’t do any better for us, FiOS isn’t available in our area, and everything else was either 1) only comparable on speed, or 2) just too expensive.  Who saves the day?  Comcast.  For $19.99/month for the first 6 months (+ $60 install fee), we decided to bit the bullet.  I’ve never been a huge cable Internet fan – fluctuating speeds, rumors of numerous outages, etc. – but I’ve never had cable Internet either. 

We setup an appointment to have them out between 8AM and noon today.

No phone calls or “acknowledgements” of our appointment, and 11:45AM quickly rolls around.  I was ready to lay waste to someone, but then the phone rings a few minutes later.  The technician arrived relatively on-time, and was very friendly.  After about 30 minutes, we were plugging in cables and testing out our service.  The Speakeasy “speedtest” pretty much tells it like it is…


Yeah… that’s 29mbps (down) / 2.6mbps (up).  Whoa!  I realize that those speeds will change with additional users online in the neighborhood, but still… that’s pretty amazing.

All in all, a pretty good experience thus far.  Here’s hoping that the rest of my “Comcastic!” switchover goes as well. 🙂