Comcast: My Nemesis

August 29, 2008

Posted in Personal.

Comcast cartoon

What good can come from capping bandwidth for legitimate use? As the Internet provides new reasons for consumers to be online, Comcast will benefit from increased demand. Streaming HD video, for instance, might be the reason my mom tries broadband again.

I’ve had a lot of problems with Comcast, starting with being told that I don’t have an account with them every time I call them. I wish I could vote with my wallet here, but my options are Comcast or nothing: and Comcast needed a lot of persuasion in order to even service my neighborhood. Oh, and new companies that want to provide broadband to my area are being fought by Comcast’s lawyers and lobbyists who claim it will unfairly undercut their business.

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