I pre-apologize if this has been asked recently, but i didn't see it in teh last few weeks.
I've got a question that i need you all to answer for me...
i know most of you out there in the seattle area, use broadband internet. I need to know - is comcast worth it?
I've heard lots of terrible things about them, their connection, and their customer service. Not to mention taht they are CABLE, and cable can get bogged down in areas with high-usage (like, say, across the street from a college campus? haha.) John and my new APT complex has a deal with them, but it's like $5 cheaper than normal, so whatever. The promotion isn't exactly a selling point for me.
So here's the deal - Here's comcast's prices:
IF we get Basic Cable for $40 a month (ugh - SO expensive!), then we can get Cable 'Net for $20/month, but then it goes up to $45/month after 3 months. So a yearly cost on that is: $945
So if we opt out of the cable, we save outselved the $40 a month, but the 'net goes up $10 to $30 and $55, respectively - Yearly cost on that is: $585
I've heard for a LOT of people about this company called Speakeasy
. They offer a "OneLink" DSL right now for $55.95 a month. Now - first of all, this is a cool deal beacause it's a GUARENTEED 1.5mbps download, and GUARENTEED 256mb upload speed (DSL doesn't have the same bogging problem Cable does), AND this is a new data-only DSL that doesn't require an existing phone line subscription to be present (which is good because John adn I both use our cell phones and don't need to pay ~$40 a month for a land line). Yearly cost on this one is: $671.40
What i need to know is this: Is the extra money per month worth it for a guarenteed speed, good customer service, and a trouble-free connection? I think it is. I haven't had a chance to discuss this with john, but he's welcome to reply to this post too. ;)
And secondly, is there another service i should check out that may be cheaper/have better service? I'm open to suggestion.
:) Thanks, everyone!