How to reduce comcast internet bill, and how fast do I really need?
January 16, 2013 9:05 PM Subscribe
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posted by markblasco to computers & internet (14 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
Due to the fact that our internet bill goes up by 3ish dollars every year, and it's now our most expensive monthly bill other than heating, I'd like to get it reduced. I searched online and found advice as to what to say and what to ask for. This all fell apart when they started offering me downgraded speeds.
Currently (according to Comcast), we've got 12mb speeds. I don't know how this varies during the day, but right now speedtest.net is telling me we're getting 23mb.
They offered to reduce our bill by $13 a month if we go down to 6mb, or by $23 if we go down to 3mb.
I don't know how fast is considered "fast", and how much speed we actually need.
Right now our main use of internet is to watch netflix through our xbox. Other than that I do download some larger files from time to time, but rarely, and those are things which could take longer if needed. I can't think of anything else that we need fast internet for.
So, my question boils down to 2 things:
1 - Would we have any issues if we reduced our speed to 6mb, or even 3mb?
2 - Are there any other tips to try to get our bill reduced without lowering our service?