As Comcast moves towards being the next AT&T (and I’m talking about the ATT of the 1960s, which was more powerful than most countries and more nefarious than Karl Rove and Dick Cheney combined), it gets increasingly strange, self serving, and dangerous as a company to deal with. Over the last year or so, our service (we have Comcast cable) has increased in price and decreased in stations being offered that we will at this point do better by canceling it and adding an antennae (but this is how we get Internet). Now, Comcast offers a thing called “Extreme 105” which costs a bundle even if bundled, but that they won’t actually let you use. You would have to be a moron to get this:
Comcast just announced the ultrafast, ultra-broadband “Extreme 105” 105 Mbit/sec Internet service it’s been promising. … Introductory prices start at $105 per month, when bundled with other services; the price was supposed to be closer to $200 per month. … [BUT] It put a data cap on the service of 250 Gbit per month — about five hours worth of full-bandwidth use.
And you’ll have to buy an expensive new modem. And they may do other throttling of bandwith, like if you use Netflix.
Time to look at DSL again.