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um, if it is hated so much then why do so many people use it?
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Try Wide Open West...its what I use and I love it...and its no contract
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um, if it is hated so much then why do so many people use it?
Lack of better option.
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I've heard nothing but horror stories about Comcast, but again its where you live.
The DSL here from AT&T is slow and crappy, so we use Insight Cable, which is great, we've had one day where our internet went down, and thats because they were doing upgrades, so I was more than happy. If you could get Verizon FIOS I wouldn't think twice about getting it.
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um, if it is hated so much then why do so many people use it?
Before Sure West came to my area, Comcast was the only choice for high speed internet. They have a monopoly in certain markets.

Beyond the service issues, any company who gets my bill wrong more than once (charging me for service calls they told me would be free), tells me over the phone they'll fix it, and then tries to charge me a late fee on the next bill because they didn't fix the incorrect charges is just useless in my book.
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Well you're in luck, I'm in South Florida.

One can't say they're terrible/amazing based on their sole experience. I've been with them for years and LOVE their stability and speeds. I typically download files at 3.0mb/second; I download a 1GB file in about 5 minutes. My connection is never down, and even at my old home in a different city had the same experience. Oh wait, at my old home it WAS down for a few days. It wasn't difficult at all to get a generous credit towards my next bill though.

AT&T on the other hand, at least down here, is horrible. EVERY single person I know that is on AT&T calls me every other week because they lose connectivity. Sadly I'm the family/friend 'PC dude' so it's gotten to the point where I hate AT&T and have told them all many times to switch to Comcast.

I give two thumbs up for you to go Comcast. I pay $30 a month for the most basic TV cable you can get with my internet.
Edited by Stealth Pyros - 12/30/10 at 12:41pm
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um, if it is hated so much then why do so many people use it?
They must be the only major ISP in their area.
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Comcast is decent. A bit overpriced, but if you can get on one of their specials, like $29.95 a month for 12 months, then go for it. I seem to have outages in the summer, but not to bad. I just call them up and fuss to get a credit.

    
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Comcast is decent. A bit overpriced, but if you can get on one of their specials, like $29.95 a month for 12 months, then go for it. I seem to have outages in the summer, but not to bad. I just call them up and fuss to get a credit.

LOL!!!!!
In my area Comcast IS the overpriced local cable.

I got Verizon FiOs, and never looked back. My FiOs Internet costs about $24.95 all the time, (yep! NO stupid 12 month deals) I have NEVER had a single outtage, as you can see my speed is far superior, even with all my Torrents running during this test. Comcast will never have the speed FiOs has, even with a stupid name change, Comcast still has the slowest internet, next to dial-up.

Here is my speed in Verizon Fios

Edited by t0adphr0g - 12/30/10 at 12:53pm
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Everyone will tell you it depends on the location/area. In my area, it's perfectly fine. I've never had a problem with Comcast service.
 
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