Well at least in Utah my speeds are 900+Mb consistently and 45Mb up. The problem is, the ridiculous 1TB data cap. Why would you have a paying customer spend a lot more for a much faster connection and not increase (in not make unlimited) the data cap?????!!!! Luckily Google Fiber is near my city so its a matter of time before I say bye bye to this greedy "couldnt care less about customers" Comcast company.
EXACTLY Lina95, if people are asking for gigabit speeds it's obvious they use a lot of data. I am just finishing an experiment, I had AT&T gigabit service with no cap for about 8 months and we never went over 1TB (they show you your usage even if you have unlimited, which is a good thing). I switched to Comcast just to compare services and withing 3 weeks it's saying we are over by ~150gigs, I laughed when I got the warning because it came at a suspicious time. Friday night I got an alert saying we are 180gigs from using 1TB, Saturday the entire family was gone, we were gone until about 10pm, around 12am (just 2 hours later) I got the alert fro Comcast that we were over by ~150gigs, how no one was home. There is no way they can convince me it's not a scam, and my experiment proved true same household, same usage, with Comcast and a cap we're over even though no one was home. And before they try to say oh well someone could have been using your wifi, our wifi is MAC address restricted and I watch my DHCP server like a hawk because I'm paranoid, lol. Their literature says only 1% of their customers use more than a 1TB but they are charging way more than 1% of their customers for going over so shouldn't that be a red flag? Before they implemented the cap only 1% went over (according to them) but after you implement the cap that percentage jumps substantially, I would think Comcast would look into this but they just want the extra $$$. I'm still within my 30day money back guarantee and I will be getting my money back and dumping these crooks with subpar service.
AT&T gives me 1GB Up and Down with fiber run into the home for $80 ($70 because I have DirecTV) NO DATA CAP so it's not even an issue and free install. I'm no genius but for those who can get it how can you not go for the AT&T deal. I do understand that different areas experience different issues so it's not for everybody. Comcast you are too greedy and I will exercise my right to spend my money elsewhere. It's not enough I pay for your top tier you also have to gouge me with made up data charges.
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Thanks for the info. Wish I’d found this forum sooner because it would have saved countless hours on the line with tech support and Best Buy must loathe me because of the amount of equipment I bought and returned this week. I kept trying to get higher wifi speeds, brought home the Orbi, Amplifi, and a Nighthawk, but settled for the Velop, which was the easiest mesh system to set up with the MB8600 that I own.
Yes you are not understanding wireless, no one should expect gigabit speeds on wireless unless you buy ALL the correct equipment and you can eliminate all interference and stay close to the wifi Access Point. I see you say you've bought many access points/routers but have you changed the WiFi Card in your device. You can buy all the wireless access points you want but if the wireless card in your device is not the same spec you won't see a difference. Also, no one should expect to see speeds at 1gb or higher using a 1gigbit network, which is what most are using, it's like buying a 1GB hard drive you will NOT have 1GB of usable space. Even if you have two computers connected on a gigbit network you will only get ~920MB transfer rate. The cable modem you get from Comcast is capped with 1-gigabit ports so don't expect more, I laugh because the MB8600 advertises downstream speeds up to 3.8GB put all the ports are only 1GB, LMAO. Once you start playing with gigabit speeds you have to start looking at your network infrastructure, if you're like me and expect speeds to increase even more in the future you need to consider ALOT before you can take advantage of it. CAT6 wiring, they say CAT 5 will do but for optimal performance you'll need CAT6, a 10GB router, 10GB Network card for devices, and a cable modem with higher than 10GB ports good luck with that.
On another note why do people buy modems for $150 vs leasing one from Xfinity $120 a year and you can upgrade it for free as technology advances? It takes more than a year to break even, and by then new tech is out and it's time to upgrade another $150. I'm not some Xfinity fanboy or employee I just did the math. Speaking of doing the math, I'm about to ditch Xfinity for AT&T fiber 1GB up and down, NO DATA LIMIT, fiber to the inside of the house $80 a month, really $70 because I also switched to DirecTV the picture quality is so much better (I tested HBO HD from both providers on the same TV it's obvious). Plus more HD premium channels, Xfinity is suffering from the limitations of coax. More info in my next post.
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as a new customer i see below attached in zipcode 08863
i today have Blast = 200 Mbps
Existing customer show Extreme Pro = 400mbps
New customer shows Gigabit = 2000 Mbps
According to reps, I cant order Extreme Pro or Gigabit-2000 and need things to roll out and systems to be updated for my street. was told to check weekly every Tue or Wed when they update.
Whattt? They offer you area 2GB for 149.99, we are getting charged double that in Houston for 2GB.
Well on to my real question, if I get the 2GB plan and they run the fiber then later I decide to downgrade to 1GB, will I then get the 1gb service on Fiber or will that force me back to coax? Does anyone know?
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