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]
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.
What's going on with this Earthlink redirect default, and how ticked off should I be? [more inside]
How do I get the best price from my ISP? [more inside]
Due to Comcast and Verizon's opposition to Net Neutrality, I want to take my internet and wireless business elsewhere. Problem: I switched to both services to get faster connection/better coverage, and it worked. Are there any alternatives that would keep me well-connected? [more inside]
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]
What’s the cheapest internet package in Portland, Oregon? (Can I go cheaper than Comcast's $47-a-month Xfinity?) [more inside]
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]
My internet connection has always had issues, but recently those issues have gotten exponentially worse. Comcast is the only constant in this equation, but they claim that the signal they're sending is strong! I need it fixed ASAP, what can I try? [more inside]
Does Comcast throttle hulu and other streaming video services in the Seattle area? Additionally, are there reliable, alternative high-speed Internet providers in the Seattle metropolitan area (which do not require a land-line phone connection)?
I'm thinking of signing up with a new ISP that doesn't cost as much as Comcast, but the choices are overwhelming. Help! [more inside]
We suspect our ISP is shutting down our internet connection when we use a BitTorrent client and/or throttling bandwidth. Is there any way to detect this? [more inside]
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
Is there any advantage to having a router and cable modem made by the same company, or is it better to go best of breed in both cases regardless of maker? [more inside]
TechSupportFilter: When I upload (perfectly legal) bittorrent files at speeds greater than about 13 kbps, my Comcast internet connection gets completely swamped, and I'm unable to surf the web or download email. Comcast tech support has been out three times over the past month, and they're still scratching their heads. But I get the feeling they don't exactly know what they're doing. Does anyone have any idea what might be going on, or what further tests I should run to find out?