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Re: Comcast "Economy Internet"

 On Sat, May 17, 2008 at 8:11 AM, Jerry Feldman <[hidden email]> wrote: 
> So, while I don't 
> like the port blocking, having a reliable Internet connection is 
> important, especially to my wife. 

YMMV in terms of reliability.  In my experience with Comcast there was 
an unacceptable frequency of service outages and network problems, 
which I'm not encountering with Speakeasy.  This all depends on where 
you are located, your cable and/or copper setup, etc.  What's most 
unacceptable about Comcast is the way they feel they can control a 
customer's internet service (even in ways that conflict with what the 
customer is supposedly paying for) while constantly changing their 
network management policies (bandwidth shaping, port blocking, etc.), 
all of which goes undisclosed to the customer.  I couldn't continue to 
give my money to a company that so blatantly disregards its customers. 
 With an ISP, I expect full disclosure of their network policies, and 
to pay for packets to go back and forth at a certain speed on any 
port, and no funny stuff in between.  The closest I've come to this is 
Speakeasy.  Of course this all depends on what you are doing with your 
internet connection... 

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