Posted 30 March 2012 - 09:34 AM
mjd420nova, on 30 March 2012 - 05:26 AM, said:
I've had Comcast here before but no fiber optic yet. The cost has reached beyond my budget and DSL will have to do for now. If I could get just the internet but they make you take at leaast basic TV whether you want it or not. I guess they can't block it from viewing. The spouse needs tow sports packages and it is nice to get all the local pro sports, home or away, every game except football that has blackout rules. 18 Mbps compared to 3 Mbps is quite apparent but is adequate if you're by yourself. Add in two more router nodes and a game console, streaming can be very jerky but no one else seems to mind.
Verizon gives us the "choice" of having TV, but it really isn't a choice. If you opt out of TV, you get 25MB service for the exact same cost of 35/35 with TV ($80). That kind of strong-arming is insane if you ask me.
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