kirk.lapray at gmail.com
Sat Jan 21 12:36:51 MST 2006
I also live in Springville and just recently switched from DSL to Comcast.
So far I have been very happy with it. I spent the extra $10 to upgrade to
the 8Mbs/768Kbs plan, I like having the faster upload capability, otherwise
it is 384Kbs. Last night I downloaded the Linux kernel at an average rate
of 1MB/s. It only to about 40 seconds to download the entire file!
I signed up from comcastoffers.com and will get a few modem after rebate,
plus $100 cash back rebate offer. I have not yet received them back, but I
have received confirmation emails that they have been accepted and should
get the checks in about 4 weeks. If you call the number they give you to
sign up you can get 6 months at 19.99 a month, but you can not upgrade to
the faster speed if you do that. I simply received the modem and called
Comcast directly. Since I didn't have cable server I had to pay a service
fee to get connected and that was a lot cheaper going through Comcast then
the service comcastoffers.com uses. Since I don't subscribe to any cable
channels I have to pay an extra $10 a month.
When I signed up through Comcast they gave me a promotional rate because I
was switching from DSL. Just remember it never hurts to ask for any
promotions. They want you as a customer and will do what they can to get
you. I am currently paying $44.95 a month for the first 4 months, after
this it will be $62.95. As for any taxes, it doesn't look like I am paying
any. They might only have to charge taxes if you get their cable TV
services. I was paying $46.95 (+taxes, fees, etc. which I never took the
time to figure out) for my 1.5Mbs/768Kbs DSL connection and ISP. The
fastest DSL connection I could get where I live was 3.0Mbs/512Kbs and that
was $10 a month more. I tried it for a while, but it was a lot more money
for what I was getting and I really noticed the upload speed difference. So
for not much more I upgraded to cable Internet and have been very
impressed. I have heard many stories about the quality of cable Internet,
the service, and how you share bandwidth. From what I have found the Salt
Lake/Provo areas have some of the best Comcast service, and I have never
seen any slow downs in my service. I have run bandwidth tests several times
a day and it is always consistent.
I hope this helps you. If you have any other questions please let me know.
On 1/21/06, Lars Rasmussen <lars.rasmussen at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 1/21/06, Ross Werner <ross at agilestudios.com> wrote:
> > Where do you live?
> Springville - I think 3G technology or ADSL 2+
> (http://tinyurl.com/7cun3) will be available by the time Utopia
> arrives here.
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