Ok, those of you who know me, you're going to ask who is writing this, and what I did with the real Marc :)|
So yes, I switched from our dual DSL setup (12Mbit/s down / 1.5Mbit/s up) to comcast business internet for their 25Mbit / 5Mbit offer.
Now, because I had close to zero trust in comcast, I looked at their customer agreement, and got it amended where it was unclear and changed a few things I didn't like. In the end, this is what I got in the contract I signed:
comcast business is mostly a different company
I'll never have to call the dreaded 800-comcast number ever
$95/month for 25Mbit/s down 5Mbit/s up (real sustained, and 50Mbit/s |
10Mbit/s with powerboost) and I can drop my second phone
line that I otherwise don't need (another $20/month savings)
No bandwidth cap
Got the install fees waived
Waived early termination fee
First month free was offered
Now, my SLA actually says I'm getting 22Mbit / 5Mbit (without powerboost), but I seem to be getting a bit more right now (of real sustained speed after protocol overheads).
latency is now 100ms instead of 10ms, although I can live with that
even if it's comcast business, I have slightly lower trust in them, but we'll see.
Now, you have to be careful with speed tests and general speeds from comcast due to speedboost that temporarily gives you fake speeds.
Here are real speeds that I measured with sustained TCP speeds over an
download: 3.2MB/s | 25Mbit/s
upload: 640KB/s | 5Mbit/s