Anybody gonna order Comcast's 100Mbs service...for $200/mo?

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  1. colnago

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  2. SoFLO

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    Remove the URL code at the end of your link.

    And heck no lol. Interesting that article says at the end support for WiMAX devices though.
     
  3. Kelmar

    Kelmar Done by choice
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    I'm getting ready to ditch cable just to save money... no way I'm going to spend more on something else (unless it's a new phone).
     
  4. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants
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    Na my oc-768 does just fine.






    /joke

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  5. snowwy66

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    my basic tv went from $17 to $60. my basic internet went from $43 to $60. my bill went from $60 to $120 plus $40 in taxes.

    NO THANKS.

    sprint gets my internet business now when i get that 4g. and i'll just pass on tv. thanks to this economy i make less money now but it's costing me more to live. i can't afford to support comcast and there rate hikes. state and govt taxes are killing me as it is.
     
  6. Zenze

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    Haha!
    Yea I'm sure I could manage on the backbone of an major ISP as well... maybe...

    100Mbs is pretty sweet but not for $200/month. I'm not even sure why I could need that much speed unless I was running a highly trafficked website out of my house or something. Even then I think it would still be cheaper to pay a hosting service. I wonder if they have a bandwidth cap on that connection like they do on their normal ones lol.
     
  7. Vihzel

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    That must be a very small group of people who would actually want 100Mbs service and willing to pay minimum $50/week for that alone.
     
  8. bluenova

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    There is really no point in getting a link greater than 20 Mbps unless you are going to have lots of multiple connections as the servers you connect to will normally not let you download greater than that.
     
  9. 3devious

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    +1 With FiOS, I found that out through experience.
     
  10. colnago

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    Meh...I'm still pissed that Verizon eliminated/upgraded my $35/mo 5Mb/2Mb service to the 15Mb/2Mb @ $60+/mo...un-needed bandwidth at twice the price. At least give me a "balanced circuit 5/5 or 10/10.

    The Comcast deal would be a little more compelling if it were at least a 100/50, or about $125/mo. I think the FIOS 50Mb is about $90/mo.

    The additional bandwidth nowadays is nice. Used to be a pain when I was hosting BF2 and GTR servers, with Comcast "and" Verizon circuits coming to the house. Only had about 1.5Mb up "combined", and had to tell everyone to check the number of people on the server before joining, and if it was at a certain number, join using the secondary IP address.

    :D
     
  11. majorpay

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    What about the cap? Do you think that all of the movie downloading/streaming would be a deal breaker?
     
  13. majorpay

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    That's actually a good point. With that much bandwidth, and that kind of price, 250G is not a substantial amount. 1Tb per month would seem more realistic, but quite frankly, I'd remove the cap entirely.

    This is just them scrambling (weakly) to catch up with Google before Google dominates the industry with their FIOS system (many cities here have been clamoring for their attention).
     
  14. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants
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    Yeah the google fios is certainly going to shake things up. And the vzw fios is no slouch either

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  15. dmodert66

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    10 megs up on that 100 meg plan for $200 a month? No thanks...I'll stick with my $60ish 35/35 up and down plan on Fios thanks (not sure on the exact price, I'm in a bundle)...
     
  16. stroths

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    I got one of those stupid flyers with my cable bill. Thought my FIOS might have some competition until I saw it's only available in a small part of NY. Pissed me off that they wasted my time looking it up.
     
  17. 330D

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    I live in a black hole, apparently. I can't get TW or VZ high speed. I don't have enough cell reception to get a hotspot or aircard. Satellite is the only "highspeed" connection I can get. Lucky me, eh?
     
  18. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants
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    Yeah but in black holes you can time travel!

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  19. 330D

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    But only backwards.....
     

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