BEWARE! I just called Comcast to ask about this and they do NOT offer a $70/mo
option with a 1-year contract. The offer is $159/mo (no contract), $110/mo
(1-year contract), or your current plan PLUS $70 to add the gigabit service
(1-year contract).I was disappointed to call and find out that there
is NOT a $70/mo option as this article indicates. Though, I'm sure that
that's how they described it to the reporter.... only to find out that
it's not really $70/mo but instead if $70 ADDITIONAL per month. Just
another example of it being impossible to predict the costs of Comcast services.
The article makes mention of "CenturyLink and Google Fiber currently offer
gigabit service in limited service areas in Utah." But makes no
mention of UTOPIA and it's various ISP's already offering gigabit
connections in limited service areas in Utah as well? That's kind of
shoddy. Guess I'll enjoy my gigabit connection for $50/mo
without a contract, as opposed to $160/mo through Comcast where you'll
still share the limited copper with your neighbors subject to the same
congestion slow down during prime time.
Just got off the line with Comcast. They REQUIRE that you lease a modem from
them for Gig service and will NOT allow you to use your own modem (even if
the proof is in the pudding. Lets see the details. do I need to use their
Modem?If not what modems are compatible? When and Where will
it be available?I doubt that I will ever see it available in
Taylorsville.We shall see!!!!
Yes, Yes, Yes, and yes!!This shows that competition in a market
economy is good. Cable, telephone, and other utility type companies need to be
regulated and not allowed to have monopolies.
What arguably is the most hated Corp. in the Country has once again set the
Well, if Google Fiber wasn't the last nail in Utopia's coffin, I think
this might be.Too bad. I would have bought a Utopia connection had
it been available in my area.