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October 29, 2005


Arlan, SpG

We switched from Comcast Cable to DirecTV a year ago for a similar reason. We love it! How do you like FIOS as your Net/Phone service? We have DSL/Phone service via Earthlink/SBC. It's ok. It beats dial-up.

I'm all for consolidation though. Maybe FIOS is the answer?


Lucky bastard!! I'm stuck with Comcast for cable, internet, and phone.

Matt Murph

Brian, FYI, it took me about 10 minutes to read this post of yours. 8 minutes for laughing at the title, because I agree, and 2 minutes to read the rest. I really couldn’t agree with you more. Comcast is another one of those companies that cares more about getting customers instead of keeping them.

You mentioned that FIOS is faster. Our neighborhood has been getting FIOS Flyer bombed as well, and I haven’t made a decision yet. FIOS has 2 levels for their high speed internet access…. Would you consider the lower FIOS level over Comcast? They’ve creatively priced it where the 1st level is several dollars less, while the 2nd level is several dollars more. Do you have an opinion on the matter?

Brian Bailey

Thanks, Matt! I think either FIOS option is preferable to Comcast (I believe the upstream is higher either way). They give a $10 discount if you use Verizon for your phone as well, so in the end I'm paying a little less for 3x the speed.

John Swaringen


We just recently swithced from DirecTV to Dish Network. Mainly because DirecTV forced us to accept the MTV Logo channel. Dish Network had a package without it. I have to say that we really like the equipment better at Dish. It's pretty cool. That DVR thing is incredible. For Internet we've had DSL for a few years now. Unfortunately we're in SBC's domain so we can't get the Verizon thing, but when we can... we'll switch in a heartbeat.

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