Comcast cannot throttle what they already lack.
Aren't they known for their shïtty internet service? Who are they fooling
@Dexios S Divine, they are also known for leading the bandwagon to privatize the internet and force you to buy packages that will allow you to view content. You want to access Netflix? That'll cost an extra $5 a month. This is actually what Comcast has pushed for.
@Psyknis, i mean, that's technically not throttling 😉
@Dexios S Divine, and sh!tty customer service
@Sam da ram, at one point, they just straight up broke our router when they were trying to "fix" it, and we had to wait a week for them to get back to us with a new router
@Dexios S Divine, Cox is putting a 1 TB a month... last billing cycle we used 2.2 TB. This billing cycle we're at 1.7 TB. $10 for every 50 GB after that. I hear other ISPs already did this and Cox already has it in effect for other states.
@Captain Nibbler , I feel you man. I ounce ask Comcast for a HD cable box. Here's what happened...
1st time: they didn't send me one, still charged me for it.
2nd time: they send me instructions to the cable box.
3rd time: they sent me a HDMI cable.
4th: didn't came.
5th time: finally sent me the Cable box.
I smell politics. And disapointment. But that last ones just my mom.
@dabbage cabbage, funny thing is that there won't be an argument. I doubt that anyone on here is for privatizing the Internet. Only trolls will argue.
@GunSupporter, while I agree do believe that the government should not have so much command, this is constitutional law, not telling people you need to be a dentist to whiten teeth, or have a cosmetology listener to die other people hair for money. I'm okay with this.
@dabbage cabbage, constitutional law is for the rights of the individual, not the rights of a corporation. Any law that allows a business to be treated with the rights of a living breathing human being is unconstitutional and most likely only exists because money changed hands or a politician has something to gain.
Rant over. ..
@GunSupporter, I would say that this is to protect the rights of the individual. Similar to the rights that protect the power or water consumer, this prevents the limiting or withholding of service to extort someone who isn't the consumer, and holding the consumer hostage. As far as corporations being people, I think you shouldn't lose rights just because you work together. A corporation may not be a person, but it's made of people.
@dabbage cabbage, done feeding the troll.
Just saw a special on Adam ruins everything where he explains that internet has been monopolized in the US and that we are paying way too much for the speeds we are getting.
@1chunckizzle, While that is very true, I want to remind everyone that net neutrality is against privatizing the internet. Net neutrality is what we have now, and it allows businesses, no matter how small, to make it big on the internet without being crippled by competitors. Think of Facebook when it first started, or even something as vast as Reddit or Netflix. They got as big as they did because other bigger competitors at the time (say Myspace or HBO) were unable to pay an internet service provider to boost performance on their own page while crippling or throttling the performance of a competitor. Without net neutrality, the internet would forever change in the worst way possible. We must forbid external factors, such as how big a business is, from crippling a better service.
@1chunckizzle, I watched like two episodes of that show, and I'm torn. It's an excellent show, but he annoys the shjt out of me.
@GunSupporter, that's kinda the point of the character. Nobody can stand him, they just tolerate him because he's right. I'd honestly love to see his take on reproductive equality, and how there isn't any on either side.
@ Tobias Widower, I have a couple days to myself this week. Maybe I'm watch a few more episodes.
Didn't they rebrand under Xfinity because their was literally synonymous with shjtty service, shjtty customer service and shjtty everything?
@Dr Who Fandom, Yes they did, and I think they became even shîttier.
@Berntley, I unfortunately am forced to have it because my HOA does not allow satilite and they are the ONLY cable provider. It routinely drops out, drops in speed until you call and complain, and their equipment is garbage. The modem has built in Wi-Fi with a range of 15-20 feet. Not even kidding. I have 2 signal boosters (one is actually so I can get Wi-Fi at the pool)
@Sr5turbo, Yeah. I had them when I lived in Arkansas, and it was garbage. And they'd come and fix things, and it would be the exact same because, like you said, their equipment is garbage. So I'd end up having to reset the router constantly just for a little bit of time. Now I've got Google Fiber, which is absolutely fantastic, but their router, while reliable, doesn't have fantastic range, either. Need to invest in some boosters, myself.
@Berntley, don't waste money on a booster. Buy a panel antenna. Routers come with dipole antennas which radiate in a donut pattern. A panel antenna costs about $10 and radiates similar to a spear in the direction you point it.
@Psyknis, could work, since my house is kinda long, but it might still be kinda limited in my kitchen, which branches to the side
@Berntley, I'd just suggest doing some antenna research before spending money on a booster. :)
@Psyknis, fair advice. Thanks.
Don't get Comcast. Don't get cable or wifi from them. Imagine having the second best wifi plan they have and not being able to handle a 720p 2 minute long YouTube video.