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I hear a lot of people complaining about Comcast (service, throttling, etc.), but why don't they use another ISP?

asked Jun 15 '11 at 18:49

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In some areas, Comcast has a monopoly on those locations. A way is having the fastest arround. In others is the only service. Not to also mention people having it bundled with their Cable TV package (possibly in some area cause satellite is a pain with consent interference)

I am somewhat on the same boat, but not on comc**p x-f'in-ity. I have a DSL and a Cable internet provider (the key is "a"). Though, I like my DSL which is starting to lay fios in my area and I heard is real lenient on things.

answered Jun 15 '11 at 23:15

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edited Jun 15 '11 at 23:17

satellite interference

cough cough San Francisco

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In most locations, comcast was able to get monopolies in such a way that other ISP's cant even get the governments approval to roll out infrastructure to offer more choices to the consumers.

because of this, a large portion of comcast customers are on the service only because the other choices may be just dialup and satellite (both of which are significantly worst)

answered Jun 15 '11 at 19:28

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edited Jun 15 '11 at 19:28

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That's really bad.

(Jun 15 '11 at 20:12) archaeme archaeme's gravatar image

Here on Cape Cod, it's the only ISP available aside from Verizon DSL. It has gotten a lot better in recent years though, and I haven't had any outages or trouble with it in about an entire year.

answered Jun 15 '11 at 21:04

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answered Jun 29 '11 at 23:11

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I stick with Comcast because nobody else offers even close to 100 megabits, and at the speeds I can get from DSL or Satellite, I'd end up not hitting the throttling limit anyway. I can get more done this way.

answered Jun 29 '11 at 23:32

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most are stuck on a 2 year contract

answered Jun 15 '11 at 22:43

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because they must be stuck on a locked broadband plan!

answered Jun 21 '11 at 05:22

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I agree with chris on with on comcast it only game in town here pontiac

answered Jun 29 '11 at 23:16

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Because internet providers are a monopoly in most areas. I'm stuck with Verizon dsl unless i want to go with Time Warner. There just isn't as many choices as there should be.

answered Jun 30 '11 at 00:04

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I don't think you should go with Time Warner Cable. It has horrible internet caps that are way overpriced.

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