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My mom's friend told her about the $100 Comcast deal. The deal with phone, internet, cable, and I think that's all. I currently have Verizon. We're paying $40 without contract for 3000/768 speed. Then adding our phone bill, we're at or around $100/month with Verizon. Going to Comcast, we'll get faster internet, cable TV, and also phone.

My mom would like to know if we should do the switch. I would like to know the pros, cons, caps, annoying issues and services.
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The only con's are the fact that it's Comcast, and that they sometimes throttle bittorrent traffic (especially seeding).

That and the Powerboost feature, which when you're downloading fast, it literally uncaps your connection until 10MB has been transferred, and then you're back to your normal line speed. How much this boost provides varies due to neighborhood network load (so testing at 4AM will be far faster than at 9PM).

However, if you can get FiOS from Verizon, I would highly recommend it. Their speeds are significantly faster for less.
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The only con's are the fact that it's Comcast, and that they sometimes throttle bittorrent traffic (especially seeding).
I second that. I mean its all over the news.
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I second that. I mean its all over the news.
I'm lucky, my area is free of any throttling, and I really don't notice anything out of the ordinary when seeding. It's fun to get 3MB\\s when I use the poweboost though.
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I have comcast , and havent noticed and throttling , yet. This mofo is FAST.
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pro's: faster speed, cable tv, more reliable service

con's: they could throttle your upload speed considerably... if you do have issues, cable co's usually have horrible support. A friend needed 3 tech's to come out and fix a physical line issue that was clearly something bad on their end AND they still tried charging him
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i love my comcast.
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