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Old 02-23-2010, 03:49 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Is ATT internet as fast as Comcast?

I was looking for deals but want fast internet. Anyone have experience with both?
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No.. ATT's DSL is no where near as fast. Not unless you're in range of their fiber connection..
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NO. even uverse (factional fiber) sucks. loads of packet loss, crappy support, the TV is the only service from ATT i can recommend.

Currently at home im using comcast for internet/phone and ATT for tv (speed HD).
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nope not the consumer dsl it sucks bawls relative.
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yea just like everybody said. I use to have att dsl, compared to comcast, they are in the range of suck. even more so when you see the price on the service

I believe att's "elite" is $35 a month, and its 6MBps? with snail speeds on the upload. i think i was getting like 60kb/sec upload max.

comcast i pay $19 a month and I can download ~1.5MB/sec! and my upload speed is as fast as att elite DOWNLOAD speed.. which is like 300Kb/sec

I believe Uverse can provide speeds matching that of what most comcast owners have, but definitely no where close to the same cost.

Only downside with comcast is the download cap, I was afraid of that, but after almost a year, I had never had a problem of going over and I use a good amount of bandwith.
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Used to have AT&T UVerse and it wasn't bad, but Comcast is def. better
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COMCAST is faster but the service SUCKS!!!!

It spots in and out all the time!
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Sign me up! That would be sweet to have Fiber Optic Connection for home use, but it depends on how much a month it would be.
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DO NOT LEAVE COMCAST FOR AT&T
You'll be sorry...
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yea just like everybody said. I use to have att dsl, compared to comcast, they are in the range of suck. even more so when you see the price on the service

I believe att's "elite" is $35 a month, and its 6MBps? with snail speeds on the upload. i think i was getting like 60kb/sec upload max.

comcast i pay $19 a month and I can download ~1.5MB/sec! and my upload speed is as fast as att elite DOWNLOAD speed.. which is like 300Kb/sec

I believe Uverse can provide speeds matching that of what most comcast owners have, but definitely no where close to the same cost.

Only downside with comcast is the download cap, I was afraid of that, but after almost a year, I had never had a problem of going over and I use a good amount of bandwith.
comcast website says $19.99 is a 6-month offer only for internetz service...can you tell me how you get this pricing for every month? definitely interested...
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I was looking for deals but want fast internet. Anyone have experience with both?

1) ATT can mean different things. They do DSL and cable (U-verse)

2) Fast can mean different things. Latency is not throughput. Disconnects suck. Etc...

My experience with Comcast is that they are:
- throughput: fast
- latency: meh
- reliability (disconnects, etc...): not very good.

IMO the latter two are far more important than overall throughput unless all you do is download torrents and ****. Wait, this is i-club, so most people here that is what they do, so... uhhh, Comcast might be good for you.

I had 768 kbps DSL for YEARS before switching to Comcast and I found I had a LOT more frustration switching to Comcast and watching the DSL modem lights flash waiting for it to re-train after a disconnect than I ever did waiting for my "slow" 768kbps downloads vs. my current "fast" 3 or 6Mbps or whatever package I'm on downloads.

Note: My DSL was not directly through AT&T, it was through Speakeasy using AT&T lines.

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DO NOT LEAVE COMCAST FOR AT&T
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agreed... but comcast sucks *****. I guess we are looking for which one sucks less?

at least it's not like dial-up like in the good old days!
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Seriously, why would you want ATT, or FIOS, when you could have............................THIS




(BTW, it's 9pm PST, and if it's closer to midnight or later I normally peak around 64Mbps Down, and 18Mbps Up)
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