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Negotiating the best Comcast internet rates (PDX edition)

Ok, theoretically simple question that I can't find a simple answer to: I'm currently a Comcast customer subscribed to low-tier tv and internet. I'd like to drop my tv service and replace it with an antenna for OTA channels and a higher internet tier for streaming and general internet'ing (Comcast is my only real internet option, so I won't be dropping them entirely). I need advice as to how to get the best possible rate for the internet service. Details below the fold. [more inside]
posted by a box and a stick and a string and a bear on Nov 20, 2013 - 8 answers

Comcast alternatives in Western Massachusetts?

Does anyone have an internet/cable provider in this area that's not Comcast? We are fed up with their horrible service. We're in Northampton, MA if it helps.
posted by chaiminda on Jun 8, 2013 - 6 answers

How do I buy a fast internet connection in Dallas / Fort Worth, TX?

How do I buy a fast internet connection in Dallas / Fort Worth, TX? [more inside]
posted by GPF on Feb 5, 2013 - 6 answers

Good ISP in NYC

I need a recommendation for a good ISP in NYC. [more inside]
posted by whir on Jun 13, 2011 - 8 answers

Time Warner Road Runner Vs AT&T DSL in Milwaukee?

Time Warner Road Runner Vs AT&T DSL in Milwaukee? [more inside]
posted by cycleback on May 16, 2011 - 7 answers

I NEED BITS

Trying to pick an ISP in Savannah, GA. Looking for recommendations other than AT&T. I do a lot of online gaming and netflix streaming, so I'd like something reasonably fast. [more inside]
posted by arcolz on Mar 21, 2011 - 2 answers

Should I jump ship from AT&T DSL to Charter Internet?

Should I jump ship from AT&T DSL to Charter Internet, and if so, what should I be aware of? [more inside]
posted by entropicamericana on Mar 9, 2011 - 10 answers

What size is the average movie download in gb?

Netflix streaming movies - What kind of load should I expect on my service (in gb) for an average movie? I have Comcast and have a pretty healthy limit, but I don't want to start pushing it.
posted by lampshade on Feb 1, 2011 - 13 answers

Lowest price for: Comedy Central + ISP = ATT U-Verse, Comcast, Dish+DSL, or ???

TV + ISP filter: Which is the cheapest way to get Comedy Central and a reasonably fast internet connection in Benicia, CA (Bay Area): Comcast??? ATT U-Verse??? DishNetwork/DirectTV + DSL??? Something else??? [more inside]
posted by unclezeb on Mar 13, 2010 - 3 answers

What's the best cable company/ISP in NYC?

Moving to NYC and have my choice of cable companies. Which one should I choose to minimize stress and annoyance? [more inside]
posted by soonertbone on Sep 24, 2009 - 13 answers

Info source on bandwidth caps & download quotas?

Is there a website that tracks ISP's bandwidth caps and download quotas, and presents the information in an up-to-date and easy-to-read format? I'm especially interested in USA.
posted by kidbritish on Apr 7, 2009 - 2 answers

I need cable/internet. Should I go with Comcast, DirectTV, or DISH Network?

I need cable/internet. Should I go with Comcast, DirectTV, or DISH Network? [more inside]
posted by decrescendo on Oct 15, 2008 - 25 answers

Best options for non-broadcast television and the internet?

Rejoining the current century – best options for non-broadcast television and the internet? [more inside]
posted by Lesser Shrew on Apr 20, 2008 - 1 answer

Comcast Arbitration Agreement by Customer Inaction

Hidden among various other breathtakingly evil clauses, part 13 of the Comcast Agreement for Residential Services says that if the customer doesn't opt out within 30 days of receiving the dense legalese, he gives up the right to sue Comcast in a public court. But (in clause 15g), Comcast maintains the right to sue the user any time they like. Is this stuff enforceable? YMOMNBAL
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 on Mar 11, 2008 - 14 answers

Cheap Broadband in Albany, NY?

Can someone suggest cheap ($15/mo) broadband in zip 12208? Verizon DSL 768kbps is unavailable there. [more inside]
posted by cahlers on Sep 5, 2007 - 5 answers

Uploads are down

I can barely upload anything and I've tried everything to fix it. [more inside]
posted by Hands of Manos on Feb 7, 2007 - 17 answers

Broadbandfilter: How can I get internet setup without a current phone number (in SF)?

Gah! Broadbandfilter! Moving to a new apartment next week (in SF). What broadband provider, and how do I search for it without a current phone number? (Cable vs. DSL vs. FIOS vs. Wireless?) [more inside]
posted by gramcracker on Jul 18, 2006 - 18 answers

LegaleseFilter: How does AT&T's new DSL privacy policy compare to my current provider's?

LegaleseFilter: How does AT&T's new DSL privacy policy compare to my current provider's? Obviously, lawyers or other such persons will be most helpful here. [more inside]
posted by jxpx777 on Jun 30, 2006 - 0 answers

Why don't ISPs compete on upstream bandwidth?

Why don't DSL and cable providers compete on the amount of UPLOADING bandwidth they offer? [more inside]
posted by shivohum on Jun 21, 2006 - 19 answers

I sure would love it if they'd stop throttling me.

How can I detect if my ISP is using traffic-shaping software to throttle my P2P connections? [more inside]
posted by ChrisR on Nov 13, 2005 - 21 answers

Choosing a Broadband ISP

Which Broadband ISP and Cable provider should I choose? [more inside]
posted by Otis on Sep 29, 2005 - 9 answers

Broadband connection options?

This has been asked before but the answers I need are a bit more specific. I bought my home (1920s bungalow) here in Sacramento 3 years ago, and the previous owners had DSL - in fact the DSL port in the house is exactly where I need/want my broadband connection to be. So - I just got an Airport Express card for my powerbook and a Airport Extreme basestation: do I want DSL or cablemodem? I use satellite for TV, not cable, and am not going to switch any time soon, so bundles are out. I am not going to run a website and need no static IP. Insanely high speed is not necessary, just something a hell of a lot faster than my current 56k. Prices? Service? Will SBC give me a deal on DSL since the install is already in place?
posted by luriete on Aug 6, 2004 - 8 answers

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