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Thank Jesus I'm not from the US, so I'm in no danger of having to deal with these demons. Personally, I'd consider going off the grid before I go to Comcast for internet.
post #12 of 131
maybe someone on the Comcast board is trying to Enron the stocks.

regardless, apparently google fiber has been in talks with the Jacksonville board on coming here and they are asking for ZERO concessions, simply the right to build a network.
sure, I dont live close enough to the city, or duval county for that matter to get the service, but im hoping it will cause everyone in the area to revamp their networks accordingly....windstream im looking at you, but seeing as how you are probably one of the shadiest and worst DSL providers in the country, im not expecting much.
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Dear US users, please understand that theese companies are taking you for fools and are making insane margins, so stop leting them do that before other companies from other countries start thinking that's a good idea.
post #14 of 131
Typical comcast..... glad I don't have to deal with that crap here. We actually get a choice between Verizon and Optimum.
post #15 of 131
Fair...lol.

Sorry but I have some hard time to believe this sob story about fair on uncapped

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I just hope that doesn't come my way. With how much Youtube, Twitch and Netflix gets streamed in my house i'll hit that cap quick.

Is everyone in the house streaming HD content as soon as they get home????? What's your connection speed?
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Is everyone in the house streaming HD content as soon as they get home????? What's your connection speed?

Buddy, once you discover 4K adult films your bandwidth goes from next to nothing to terabytes a month thumb.gif
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How much do Comcast plans typically cast for internet only before adding on this new $35 unlimited fee? Right now the only fast internet in Central/Northern Ontario in Canada is Bell FibreOP and ViaNet which ends up being about:
- 20/15 - $78 month ($61 US)
- 50/30 - $930month ($72 US)
- 80/30 - $108 month ($82 US)
- 250/30 - $228 month ($175 US)

This is uncapped, but paying that much for the plan I feel like it should be uncapped.
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How much do Comcast plans typically cast for internet only before adding on this new $35 unlimited fee? Right now the only fast internet in Central/Northern Ontario in Canada is Bell FibreOP and ViaNet which ends up being about:
- 20/15 - $78 month ($61 US)
- 50/30 - $930month ($72 US)
- 80/30 - $108 month ($82 US)
- 250/30 - $228 month ($175 US)

This is uncapped, but paying that much for the plan I feel like it should be uncapped.

My Comcast net is uncapped right now 150/10 (get around 170/10) for $60 USD a month.
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Originally Posted by axipher View Post

How much do Comcast plans typically cast for internet only before adding on this new $35 unlimited fee? Right now the only fast internet in Central/Northern Ontario in Canada is Bell FibreOP and ViaNet which ends up being about:
- 20/15 - $78 month ($61 US)
- 50/30 - $930month ($72 US)
- 80/30 - $108 month ($82 US)
- 250/30 - $228 month ($175 US)

This is uncapped, but paying that much for the plan I feel like it should be uncapped.

If I had that kind of upstream, I'd pay those rates. I'm on 100/3 right now after a recent free bump from 50/3.

Cable One offers:
100/3 - $55
150/5 - $80
300/10 - $105

Their downstream bump added $5/mo to all packages. While their prices aren't terrible, their upstreams are and their quality of service is horrible. Outages are frequent and packet loss high.
Edited by Particle - 11/6/15 at 6:20am
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