Originally Posted by BiggAW
Interesting that so many people are having internet issues. My Comcast internet has been rock solid, albeit not being upgraded to 12mbps. That's the other benefit of a system upgrade, you get enough internet bandwidth to function in 2010.
It actually would be Comcastic if I didn't know that 85% of Comcast's footprint was twice as fast.
Why is DirecTV so much more popular than Dish around here? Is it just not having the Yankees?
Mainly been problems of drop outs due to a weak signal coming from Comcast due to poor wiring or old wiring in the local area. I'm a bit of a tech so I know how to fix just about any problems that are on my end. I was having tons of drop out issues and they came out, looked at it, found nothing and would leave. Happened twice. Finally the cable got all screwy, and the modem went dead. Tech came out and had to fix a box by the road. Cable and internet back, still had drop outs. Finally noticed the power signal from their line to the modem was seriously messed up. Spiking, dropping, etc. They came out again, had to rewire 1/2 of the street and the line to the house because it was all messed up. That and several technical issues on their end that they make me go through hoops before listening to me so I can tell them what the problem is. I don't think we're getting the 12mbps we are supposed to be getting though. I wonder if anyone really does. On second thought, I prefer not to actually.
It's poor service like that adds into this whole cable issue with only having a few HD channels while knowing that a town or two away people have 3 or 4 times as many. That alot of those channels have been available for a long time, and it feels like because I live in a rural area, nobody really cares. Fact though. If power lines go down, city areas are priority and rural towns are last on the list. I understand why, but we pay the same rates as everyone else, so second class treatment just feels unacceptable.
My guess with Direct TV and Dish is the fact there's more HD content. As I described it to a friend... You have $60 and no matter which restaurant you pick, you spend the full $60. You can have dinner at McDonalds or Chilis, where do you go? Obviously you want the most for your money, and Comcast typically doesn't offer that.
My only real concern are the trees in the direction the dish will have to be pointed in... As shown in the picture.
EDIT NOTE: OMG! I will never mention power outs and how long it takes to get power back! LMAO, it figures, I said something, and the power went out for about 2 1/2 hours.