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I use Comcast at home. I like it. But I don’t trust Comcast. I bought my own modem (coupled with Apple’s router) when they raised the rental fee last time. It’s been working fine without a problem. They occasionally tell me that my modem is old and I’m not getting the speed I should be getting, but like your scenario, I don’t trust what Comcast says. It’s working extremely fast, so why change? Every 6 months, give or take a month, the time stamp on the TV service goes kooky and I chat with them to reset my cable box. They resist. I persist. And all goes right again.

Your internet provider might offer fibre optic, but you’ll need to have cables drawn into your office/residence. It might offer an alternative. I have it from ATT in my office. I think cable is better, but my office wasn’t wired for cable and ATT rewired me for free as they desperately wanted the business.

DrG


> On Sep 14, 2018, at 2:56 PM, Lou Judson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> I noticed an $20 increase in my bill, so I enquired. They reduced my bill to the introductory amount, and suggested that my ten year old modem needed updating. When the service tech came, he suggested I use their modem as a rental. Then I discovered the upload speed went down.
> 
> I am still wondering if I bought my own modem if the up speed would still be throttled. A new modem costs about six months rental on theirs. I might get one and pay the G*****n extra!
> 
> But it doesn’t matter all that much, it is just annoying dealing with corporoconglomerates with no competition. That’s why I want the 2005 internet back! :-)
> <L>
> Lou Judson
> Intuitive Audio
> 415-883-2689
> 
> On Sep 14, 2018, at 2:33 PM, Stewart Gooderman <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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>> Dear Mr L,
>> 
>> Did you not inquire on upload speed before you upgraded?
>> 
>> Comcast does have 2 GB upload *and* download availability in select markets, but you’ll have to pay $$$.
>> 
>> Would it be better to cancel and return to your original plan?
>> 
>> DrG
>> 
>> 
>>> On Sep 14, 2018, at 2:17 PM, Lou Judson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>> 
>>> Net unneutrality means big things to me - when Comcast recently upgraded my conneciton, I was able to get triple the dowload speed, but half the upload speed! Sending hour long auio up now takes a lot longer.
>>> 
>>> Grrr.
>>> 
>>> I still think the internet was best in 2005, downhill ever since.
>>> <L>
>>> Lou Judson
>>> Intuitive Audio
>>> 415-883-2689
>>> 
>> 
>> 
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