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another Comcast head-end goes digital

On 01/22/2010 04:24 PM, Richard Pieri wrote:
> On Jan 22, 2010, at 4:01 PM, Tom Metro wrote:
>  =20
>> I remember that and wondered if it was still true today. And I wondere=
>> if this matched the experiences of anyone using the Newton/Needham hea=
>>    =20
> I'll be trying to find out myself shortly.  Natick was included in that=
 mailing; looks like a significant portion of the metrowest area is being=
> I really, really, really can't wait for my condo complex to approve the=
 FiOS conversion.  I've had it up to here with Comcrap.
>  =20
Basically, whether you are dealing with Comcast or Verizon, you are
dealing with a big phone corporation. I do really like having fibre in
the house.
The reason Comcast is going 100% digital is strictly bandwidth.
Currently they have to carry Internet, HD, Digital TV, and Analog TV.
(In contrast, Verizon FIOS is 100% digital). Additionally, all cable
carriers (Verizon, Comcast, Charter, ...) have on demand, and some
degree of 2-way cable. I've had Comcast, AT&T BI, MediaOne, and Hiway 1
(same carrier) with very few problems. Recently we had an outage, but
that was due to a down cable at the end of the street (may have been
caused by an accident). But, I know other people who had nothing but
problems with Comcast.

Jerry Feldman <gaf-mNDKBlG2WHs at>
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