[Dclug] blogging about being forced to use Comcast
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Tue Nov 13 09:10:44 EST 2007
(From the blog entry):
>The letter forcing me to switch to Comcast is tantamount to an
eviction notice, though. The managers of this apartment complex are
Isn't moving a bit extreme? Should you wait until service goes south
first? Or is a move on the principle that the apartment complex decided
for you that spurred the revolt?
Because I now work from home, I switched to from Comcast home (indeed a
crappy servcie with repeated service calls on the same problem) to
Comcast Business, if only so when the connection drops they promise to
send a tech within 4 hours (at least during working hours). They don't
do hand-holding on my side of the modem, but I don't care about that, as
its always been their side that's given me grief ;-)
Anyway, the weird thing is that the basic business plan costs *exactly*
the same as the home basic cable/Internet deal, just a bit over $60 (or
$65 with a static IP). I even still get basic cable. So witching from
home to business I get a bit more expertise and response and yet am
paying the same as Joe Sixpack. Go figure. The downside is, I guess, I'm
signed to a contract (2 years). But if things go truly south, I guess
that gives me further ammunition, legally.
I've had this plan for a month with only an occassional short spurts of
downtime. Between online music radio and VOIP, I tend to be swapping
packets nearly 24/7. Why it is better service I don't know, as it uses
the same physical infrastructure, but also it does seem to be the case.
That's a bit extreme.
Phil Shapiro wrote:
> hi DCLUG community,
> for those who might be interested, i'm blogging on PCWorld.com
> it's like to be forced to switch to Comcast as an Internet service
> submitted to Digg at
> thanks for a digg, if you have a digg account.
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