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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.

Well, for the rest of my roomates who just web browse, ATT is fine. For me, it's terrible utter garbage. I've had some slight issues with my local ISP in the past after a heavy thunder storm w/ some down time. But it's really just to much $$$ for the speeds I'm getting.

There isn't much isps available besides att, local cable and comcast. I'd really like to know the upload speed though so I know if it's enough for my server
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25/5 internet... and my internet feels mighty sluggish today... School vacation, and tons of downed poles and wires from a blizzard in the beginning of the week (not sure if that plays any influence on how they route the customers that would be without service *shrug* )



EDIT: Or maybe my internet is 25/10? I can't remember... I think their low speed option is 15/5, then 25/10, then 50/20 or something...

EDIT AGAIN: its 22/5 for the middle package, and 50/10 for the EXTREME package. Seeing as I've capped out at 3.3mb/sec on my fastest download, I get well over my advertised speeds consistently.
Edited by DaClownie - 12/30/10 at 12:50pm
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I have Comcast at home. Its the highest Residential Service I can get without actually being a T1 line. . I used to hve issues with dropping etc. But instead of using the Router that the gave me I upgrade to a wireless N router 3 months ago and never had an issue afterwards.
Like someone else said in a earlier post, check with those in your area and see how the service is for them. I for one have no complaints with 6 - 10 computers connected on every Tuesday all of them averaging 18-20 MB/s DL speed and 5-10 Upload each. Also, chances that the "Local Cable Company" of actually having their own Internet service is pretty slim as I am sure that they lease from Comcast anyway.
Edited by Erick Silver - 12/30/10 at 12:53pm
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Well, for the rest of my roomates who just web browse, ATT is fine. For me, it's terrible utter garbage. I've had some slight issues with my local ISP in the past after a heavy thunder storm w/ some down time. But it's really just to much $$$ for the speeds I'm getting.

There isn't much isps available besides att, local cable and comcast. I'd really like to know the upload speed though so I know if it's enough for my server
When I get home I'll post up various speed results to different locations. You also have the option of going for a higher tier. I think for $50 you can get 30mbps which would be very nice.
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Their internet is great unless something ever goes wrong. You will be tearing your hair out in anger trying to deal with the morons that run/work for them.
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I think it depends on where you live. I have comcast and love it its lightning fast and in the 2years we have had it its never lost a connection even in the wind and the snow. I guess your location and local infastructure will determine how reliable your isp is.
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I have concast, and they are overpriced, dodgy, and have extremely poor speeds and latencies for me. 16MB/s down and 4MB/s up? When? Never. We're switching come January, silly contracts.
 
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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
Not available in my area. Til they get their butt's in gear. Comcast is the fastest around here
    
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Cable service is good and overpriced.

Customer service is straight up abominable and impossible to deal with.
    
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Cable service is good and overpriced.

Customer service is straight up abominable and impossible to deal with.
Agreed.

My family's Comcast bill went up $30 in the past two months. I've tried getting discounts added but their customer support is horrendous.

In my area, it's either Comcast HSI/HDTV or Qwest's bundle (which sucks as it is).

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