Comcast or AT&T?
Alright, I'm in need of dire help on this one.
Without including prices of anything.
What are the Pros and Cons of Comcast and AT&T - cable (or "dish") and internet services only? Since we're looking to cut out the land line.
FiOS, by definition, is bundled internet, cable and phone over fiber optic lines directly to your home or place of business.
In my area it is offered by Verizon, but I know there are other companies in other geographies offering "FiOS".
We rent a cabin at a lake in Maine for a week in the summer, and it has DirecTV - the only time we really wanted to watch TV was during bad weather (summer at the lake is about being outside, after all). When it rained (or even when it was just cloudy or foggy) the satellite service stunk. Most of the channels didn't come in at all, and others would come and go intermittently.
I won't be signing up for any satellite television service ever.read more collapse
It's Comcastic for me. We have it for both TV and internet. With 4 people on at any one time (gaming, downloading, streaming, and taking classes), the only time we have malfunctions with the internet is at the end of the month when we reach our 250G limit. Our On Demand for the TV went down (no problems with the actual channels themselves, we just could use the On Demand), Comcast tried to reset our box and when it wouldn't they gave us the option of a service call or a box exchange at the office and then they credited our bill. I am totally happy with their service.
Edit: We had satellite internet because we were too far from the switch for DSL (before they offered cable in our area) and when the weather went south so did out internet.read more collapse
@duckcake: ALL cable TV companies suck. Every single one of them. Comcast just sucks more because it's bigger, is all. Your weather sounds like you'd be sad over the dish thing. Just close your eyes, bite the bullet, and go with the wired version (i.e. Comcast).
FiOS is Fiber. Shrdlu LOVES Fiber. Fiber is wonderful. You won't want my connection. I have the only residential business class connection from my ISP. I'm speshul. Still, FiOS is to be preferred, if offered. I'm puzzled that it comes from a cable company (I'm used to it arriving otherwise), but whatever. It's all about speed on my planet. That and uptime. In the past five years, I've had less than 20 hours TOTAL outage. One of those times was some random morong taking a potshot at a ring further north for NoaNet (my upstream). Another time involved the proverbial backhoe.
Back on topic. You don't mention your finances. I suspect that Comcast will be the most cost effective solution.
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