Casey Bralla on 14 Feb 2009 12:42:42 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Internet Provider Wars, part New

I just did this analysis, although I taylored it to business class internet.  
Here is the summary of what I found:

FIOS triple play is slightly cheaper, and offers more TV channels.
Comcast still modulates in analog (in addiion to digital, of course), so you 
don't need a decoder for that old VCR in the basement
Comcast phone does not allow unlimited calls.  You pay 5 cents/min for "long 
Both companies are orgnizational idiots (or to utilize the jargon of my 
profession, are "not Lean".)

On Friday 13 February 2009 10:50:55 am jeff wrote:
> I have finally worked up enough righteous indignation to give some huge
> corporations some grief in return.  I am paying an exorbitant fee for
> Comcast internet (only).  I have Vonage for phone and a dish for tv.
> Comcast still delivers 4M, although I am eligible for the next speed up.
> I am not against bundling and apparently FIOS has just appeared in my hood.
> Recommendations gratefully accepted.  At this point I'm shopping for
> price and reliability.  I know customer service is a nightmare on all
> sides (but Comcast is easier to deal with on the phone).


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