Why is Comcast cable internet so damn expensive?
Anyway, the cost of our internet service through Comcast is now about $75 / month. We had a brief 6 month deal where it went down to $40 / month. Now it's back to $75. Why the heck is it so flipping expensive? I think we're paying for 3 mb down and 1 mb up.
For those in the Bay Area, are there other cheaper and reliable options? Fiber through AT&T and Verizon are no goes for me, since we live in an old apartment building and that'd require retrofitting the entire building.
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3.6 Mbps down / 4.09 Mbps up.
WTF Comcast. But yeah, $75 / month for that is unacceptable.
Edit: I read that Verizon is bringing FIOS to my area soon, and will probably try that when it becomes available as I've heard pretty good things about the service.
If you're within their coverage area, web-pass is an EXCELLENT choice for internet in San Francisco. web-pass.com
The speed that you're posting sounds like it's DSL and not broadband cable. Comcast sells both, you're definitely not getting your money's worth. If you can live with 3/1 I would switch to DSL from ATT or something else and pay half the price.
Otherwise give Comcast a call and complain, it might be a technical problem on their end.
Unfortunately Comcast is the ONLY highspeed (DSL doesn't count) internet carrier in my area. I had ATT Fiber when I was in Fresno and it was spendid (Unfortunately there is a download cap now).
I guess to answer your original quesiton, internet is so high because there is no competition. ATT buying TMobile is a Great! (sarcasm) idea... if you work for ATT.
Also when you run the speeds tests make sure you're doing it wired. I'm sure you are but I notice ~5Mbps difference between wired and wireless speedtest.
i decided to do a experiment and look at other provider offers in diferite countries
You may think that living in the UK or USA, being extremely technologically situated countries that we would have some of the fastest internet connections in the world. Well I hate to break it to you, but that couldn’t be further from the truth and some of the countries with the fastest speeds and cheap prices in the world may startle you…
17.95$ for 1000mbps
or 14.91$ with tv package and phone included at no extra charge with equip included.
these are the final prices with tax.
here is the direct link
Romanian VAT tax is curentlly at 25 % :))
Why Do Some Small Countries Have Faster Internet Connections Than Us?
comcast is a greedy and lazy son of a gun !
have a look at internet speeds and costs-around the world
this has to change #Comcast ! we are paying 120 bucks for 80 channels and 50 mb ? :))))))
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