1. Post #1
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    August 2008
    10,284 Posts
    People in the US may have heard of Comcast's new bullshit "Xfinity". It's supposed to allow faster stream times for things like Youtube videos, faster internet speeds and cheaper TV.

    It's based on the premise that "Verizon has FIOS, Comcast has Xfinity"
    From what I hear, the "faster stream times" make for less-than-360p video quality and the Internet Speeds boosted to 100Mb/s (which will be useless when Google stops doing fuckall and gets their 1Gbps lines going)

    Here's a quote from PCMag, not a main source of news but fuck off it's the only decent page I could find
    The service, which promises new HD channels, faster Internet speeds, and the ability to watch shows online, will initially be available in Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Portland, Seattle, Hartford, Augusta, Chattanooga, and parts of the Bay Area and San Francisco. More cities will be added later this year.
    What do you think? Huge waste of money, I mean who the hell cares about new HD channels, fuck off Comcast.
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    February 2008
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    Looks like a big ripoff. Loads of things can "watch shows online"
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  3. Post #3
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    June 2008
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    i like comcast. I said i was thinking of switching to fios, so they boosted my internet speed and gave me new channels for free. I'm fine with comcast. They've never let me down in the past.
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  4. Post #4
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    August 2008
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    i like comcast. I said i was thinking of switching to fios, so they boosted my internet speed and gave me new channels for free. I'm fine with comcast. They've never let me down in the past.
    Ever try their customer support? Fucking abyss of hell.
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  5. Post #5
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    October 2009
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    Where the fuck is all the Canadian support. I feel left out.
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  6. Post #6
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    January 2009
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    i like comcast. I said i was thinking of switching to fios, so they boosted my internet speed and gave me new channels for free. I'm fine with comcast. They've never let me down in the past.
    when I was with comcast the internet went out every 3-4 hours, and customer support was a mess. I switched over to fios and it's much better, especially the internet I went from 7 Mb/s up and 7 Mb/s down to 35 Mb/s down 25 Mb/s up, and it was the same price

    Edited:

    only thing with fios is you have to pay for the tv per box you get two boxes to start with, its 6 dollars for a normal box and 10 bux extra for a hd box per month

  7. Post #7
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    I wish I could switch over to fios.

  8. Post #8
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    March 2006
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    I wish I could switch over to fios.
    Me too. The only companies that provide it in this town don't provide to rural customers. >:C

  9. Post #9
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    August 2008
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    No problems with Comcast, and I've had them for about 4 or 5 years. I was going to tell my parents to get Fios but I hear their ToS is pretty shit.
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    January 2009
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    No problems with Comcast, and I've had them for about 4 or 5 years. I was going to tell my parents to get Fios but I hear their ToS is pretty shit.
    i think one of their terms of service is "no making off-topic forum posts"

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    yep here it is
    Specific Examples of AUP Violations. The following are examples of conduct which may lead to termination of your Service. Without limiting the general policy in Section 1, it is a violation of the Agreement and this AUP to: (a) access without permission or right the accounts or computer systems of others, to spoof the URL, DNS or IP addresses of Verizon or any other entity, or to penetrate the security measures of Verizon or any other person's computer system, or to attempt any of the foregoing; (b) transmit uninvited communications, data or information, or engage in other similar activities, including without limitation, "spamming", "flaming" or denial of service attacks; (c) intercept, interfere with or redirect email or other transmissions sent by or to others; (d) introduce viruses, worms, harmful code or Trojan horses on the Internet; (e) post off-topic information on message boards, chat rooms or social networking sites; (f) engage in conduct that is defamatory, fraudulent, obscene or deceptive; (g) violate Verizon's or any third party's copyright, trademark, proprietary or other intellectual property rights; (h) engage in any conduct harmful to the Verizon network, the Internet generally or other Internet users; (i) generate excessive amounts of email or other Internet traffic; (j) use the Service to violate any rule, policy or guideline of Verizon; (k) use the service in any fashion for the transmission or dissemination of images containing child pornography or in a manner that is obscene, sexually explicit, cruel or racist in nature or which espouses, promotes or incites bigotry, hatred or racism; or (l) download or use the Service in Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan and Syria or to destinations that are otherwise controlled or embargoed under U.S. law, as modified from time to time by the Departments of Treasury and Commerce.
    http://www.verizon.net/policies/popups/tos_popup.asp
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    May 2006
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    Where the fuck is all the Canadian support. I feel left out.
    We will never get internet that fast, Geez the fastest shaw provides is only like 25mbps
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    March 2008
    337 Posts
    We will never get internet that fast, Geez the fastest shaw provides is only like 25mbps
    I live in newfoundland.
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  13. Post #13
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    March 2009
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    Even with time warner, I can't stream most videos from youtube (even 360p or less). And I have a 20mbps connection. I think that it has to do partly with the fact that youtube partners (like shay carl or KassemG) might get increased bandwith or something...

    Whatever, I can't wait for google to get their new 1Gbps lines, 1080p with HTML5.

    :huh:
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  14. Post #14
    n00bEmpty's Avatar
    December 2008
    532 Posts
    i think one of their terms of service is "no making off-topic forum posts"

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    yep here it is


    http://www.verizon.net/policies/popups/tos_popup.asp
    Holy shit, that is in the ToS.
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  15. Post #15
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    April 2008
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    Holy shit, that is in the ToS.
    What the fuck. So they could end your contract on the basis of you posting in a off topic forum?
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    December 2006
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    I really want to see someone being informed of that not only were they watching the person but they tear up the contract because of it.

  17. Post #17

    October 2009
    4,686 Posts
    Why does everyone hate comcast?
    I have their internet and I get 10-20 DL and 4-7 upload.

  18. Post #18
    Why does everyone hate comcast?
    I have their internet and I get 10-20 DL and 4-7 upload.
    Because even though they have good speeds....their customer support are dumb as a doorknob.

    If you ever have a problem. Expect days of getting your shit fixed.
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  19. Post #19
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    April 2008
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    Yeah, I get good download and upload speeds (20 DL 7 UP) but when we had a thunderstorm last summer lightning hit one of the trees or something causing my service going down the shitter and my neighbors still working but some fuzzy channels. So instead of fixing our service since there is no internet, tv, or phone they go over and fix my neighbors cable and then waits 3 days to fix our cable. They kept saying oh we have a van in the area he'll be by your house at 3... no now 6PM wait how about 9 PM you knnow what! he's coming at 1AM in the fucking morning.


    We got 3 months free after that.

  20. Post #20
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    February 2008
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    Uhh I can stream 700p movies online already. And I don't even live in the US

  21. Post #21
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    October 2009
    3,602 Posts
    Comcast sucks. Their powerboost is a bunch of BC just to get people to get them. I mean, really, the first 10 MB of a file?!?

    Also, I had to call them because the internet was out but the cable still worked. Then both went out and they said it was our computers problems WHEN THE TV WAS OUT DURRR. Finally they had to send somebody out, and they "accidentally" splitted too many people on the same line. They said it would be free since it wasn't in our house, but GUESS WHAT? They ended up charging us $40 to fix it with a $10 gas fee for driving here. It took forever with their shitty customer service to reverse the charges. I hate them so much. :v

  22. Post #22
    Dennab
    October 2009
    2,552 Posts
    i'm in the DC area and this crappy comcast modem loses connection and I have to constantly restart it

  23. Post #23
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    December 2009
    976 Posts
    Anyone who has played online with me knows how I feel about Comcast.

    Anyone.

    Internet dropouts that can last anywhere from seconds to hours, and can happen anywhere from days to minutes between them. I can restart the modem and the internet will be up for literally about two minutes before it drops again. When I don't tend to it after it drops, the internet can stay out for minutes to hours at a time. I've woken up after leaving the internet offline to find it offline in the morning, not reconnected by itself at all.
    Sudden internet slowdowns making pages load incredibly slow.
    250 GB monthly cap. A bandwidth cap to begin with.
    Archaic proprietary horse shit cable boxes that don't even let you use the normal switcher for your TV.
    HD videos take forever to load even on my 15 mb/s down 4 up connection.
    More shit I can't think of right now.

    If FiOS didn't cost $30 more for the same speed per month, we'd get it.
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  24. Post #24
    Dennab
    October 2009
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    Internet dropouts
    Pretty much sums up Comcast
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  25. Post #25
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    November 2009
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    A huge smug smile appears on my face when reading your messages.

    I've never had this problem, and I'm doing 2.5MB/s up and down on my 30/30Mbit, at the same time even.

    Danish quality at it's best.
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  26. Post #26
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    Soldier32's Avatar
    April 2008
    3,934 Posts
    Well I have Triple Play and had no connection problems at all.

  27. Post #27
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    January 2005
    1,612 Posts
    Well I have Triple Play and had no connection problems at all.
    Eww. That's like $130 a month, right?

  28. Post #28
    Finaldeath's Avatar
    March 2007
    178 Posts
    i like comcast. I said i was thinking of switching to fios, so they boosted my internet speed and gave me new channels for free. I'm fine with comcast. They've never let me down in the past.
    Too bad they only cut people slack who have other options in their area and fuck over people who have no choice but to live with their shit if they want internet......

  29. Post #29
    n00bEmpty's Avatar
    December 2008
    532 Posts
    What the fuck. So they could end your contract on the basis of you posting in a off topic forum?
    Posting off-topic information, such as telling people french fries at In-n-Out is better than the ones at McDonalds in a computer forums.

  30. Post #30
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    June 2008
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    What the fuck. So they could end your contract on the basis of you posting in a off topic forum?
    Yeah, because you trolling on an internet forum is enough incentive for them not to want your $100 a month or whatever it is. A lot of companies have things like this, but rarely do they act on them, people download things illegally quite often, they get warned, but I've never actually met someone who's been taken to court or had their internet shut off. (piracy is bad, just an example of a breach of terms of use generally)

  31. Post #31
    n00bEmpty's Avatar
    December 2008
    532 Posts
    Yeah, because you trolling on an internet forum is enough incentive for them not to want your $100 a month or whatever it is. A lot of companies have things like this, but rarely do they act on them, people download things illegally quite often, they get warned, but I've never actually met someone who's been taken to court or had their internet shut off. (piracy is bad, just an example of a breach of terms of use generally)
    They have it just a precaution so if they do go to court then they can say "we have this on the contract that you agreed to."

  32. Post #32
    black people
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    April 2008
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    Eww. That's like $130 a month, right?
    Yeah, something like that.

  33. Post #33
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    March 2009
    3,725 Posts
    Meh I used to have 50Mbps from Comcast when they were testing the stuff in my area.

    The speed was pretty good, but Id rather get my hands on Googles new stuff.

  34. Post #34
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    July 2009
    3,210 Posts
    Well I get pretty great speeds and when I have a problem their Customer service is pretty good in my area.

    Like $35 a month for 20-30Mbps. Not bad really.

  35. Post #35
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    February 2007
    746 Posts
    I don't give a shit about MBps (its just a number they can sell you, since most actual speed depends on the server your getting content from, rarely does anybody max out there mbps) ill only pay extra for more bandwith

  36. Post #36
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    June 2008
    3,707 Posts
    I'm doing fine with comcast. They haven't really charged us for stupid stuff, and they internet hasn't cut out on me at all.

  37. Post #37
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    March 2009
    5,019 Posts
    I have to say the bad stuff I hear about comcast are from people who rent modems I hear nothing bad from people who buy there own.

  38. Post #38
    Teh_Cheese's Avatar
    June 2008
    3,707 Posts
    I have to say the bad stuff I hear about comcast are from people who rent modems I hear nothing bad from people who buy there own.
    This.

    Buy your own routers ad modems. The ones comcast provide are absolute shit.
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  39. Post #39
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    March 2009
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    This.

    Buy your own routers ad modems. The ones comcast provide are absolute shit.
    Getting charter soon. Got this modem for 20 bucks w/ free shipping. During a shellshocker deal.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16825120003

  40. Post #40
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    November 2008
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    Getting charter soon. Got this modem for 20 bucks w/ free shipping. During a shellshocker deal.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16825120003
    Charter is still around?

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    Charter was awesome, then Suddenlink came over and bought them out. Gave us these super high volume retarded commercials and absolute shit Internet service. Shit goes out every few hours.

    Edited:

    This is with a $200 Linksys router and $150 Linksys modem.