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Hey guys,

Right now I currently have Comcast Triple-Play for Cable-Internet-Phone, but I am thinking of dropping the Phone and moving my Cable to AT&T U-Verse 200 or 300 Cable Packages, and possibly getting rid of Comcast and going to the AT&T U-Verse Max-Plus internet.

My question is, I honestly don't really know what my current speed is for Comcast. I can do a speedtest and base it off of that, but does anybody know of a valid guideline that the U-Verse Max-Plus Internet speed is for Upload/Download?

Right now for Comcast I max out at 800KB-1MB/sec or so for downloading, and my Upload is usually around 100KB max.

I don't know much about networking so this may be confusing but I'm just trying to get a guideline about if the Max-Plus speed is slower or faster than what I have right now.

Also, does AT&T throttle downloads via BitTorrent or any other methods of throttling connections?

And if I got the Max-Plus package, would I still be able to use my current router with no problems?

Or, should I just get rid of the Comcast Cable but keep the Internet since I'm happy with it?

Any help on this situation would be awesome.

Edit: Here is a Speedtest I just did. It looks like I'm getting 20Megabits for Download, and the fastest for AT&T for my area is showing 18Megabits, so I'm not sure if that's going to be a problem or not.


Edited by halifax1 - 1/28/10 at 3:55pm
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post #2 of 29
well i got comcast and i have the triple crap,digital phone,high speed net,& hd tv.what i love about comcast is the speed of my net and my tv.but i really don't like the phone service.my bill is hi because i have the fastest net & all the hd tv & other stations(all they offer).i'm not to crazy about at&t.

BTW sup halifax1


Edited by AMOCO - 1/28/10 at 4:02pm
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http://www.att.com/u-verse/explore/internet-landing.jsp

As far as Comcast judging by your speeds its probably the 8MB package. Comcast internet packages vary depenging where you live. You could look here for some info also http://www.dslreports.com/forum/uverse Anything ISP related that is the place to look
Edited by redalert - 1/28/10 at 4:02pm
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So basically it looks like the Max-Plus package is a bit slower than what I currently have..

I may try looking into removing the Cable and Phone service but keeping the internet and then just getting the U200 AT&T Package for my Cable.
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If you are going to do anything, I'd honestly say just upgrade your internet package with Comcast. U-Verse, while a great concept, is just not all it's cracked up to be. I hear that U-Verse customers utilize more efficient routing. In my old home town, the difference in latencies was roughly 30ms and about 5 or 6 hops.

I think you should just stick with Comcast if you're happy with the service, though.
    
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well just remember that if decide to just stay with Comcast for just your internet that some of their higher end packages are not available if dont have either phone or cable with them and the price will go up about $10 a month. I have their 16/2 package Im paying $52 a month. I see they have a 30/7 package in my area I might have to call Comcast and upgrade
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Speedtest.net (or any normal speed test) cannot be used to accurately display your speed with Comcast because of powerboost. You need to download a large file from a fast server like Microsoft.com and read the speed after powerboost finishes. You can read all about it in the Comcast section of DSLreports.com
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Well, via a torrent, I max out at around 700-800KB/Sec, and my Upload is usually good between 70KB-100KB/Sec.

I honestly haven't even looked at my Comcast information in the longest time. I know I don't have their best package, I just would like better Cable more than anything. I am tired of my Cable with Comcast, it's been nothing but a nightmare.
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http://speedtest.net/global.php
Click Search all, then find Houston.


I would keep Comcast, I haven't heard good things about U-Verse.
    
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