News Comcast's 2-gigabit service will cost $300 plus $1,000 for installation and activation

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    A premium Xbox 360 costs about $250. An Xbox One, about $350. And with Comcast’s new 2-gigabit Internet services, you’ll be paying right in the middle. Every month.

    Comcast will charge $299.95 per month for its 2Gb symmetrical service (2 Gb/s down, 2 Gb/s up) on its Web page, following a rollout earlier this year that neglected to note what Comcast would charge you for the service. As of today, the service is available in the San Francisco Bay Area and other parts of California, plus Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Miami and nearby areas.

    The service comes with a number of caveats: First, you’ll need to live within a half-mile of Comcast’s metro fiber network—which presumably won’t be a problem if you live in the supported cities. And forget about bundles—yes, you can buy the service, but you won’t be able to find any discounts for buying TV or phone service along with it.

    But that isn’t the real catch. The catch is the installation fee—$500 according to the fine print, the Verge discovered—and another $500 for the activation fee, according to the site. (I may live in the Bay Area, but the 2Gb offer apparently isn’t available to me.) Then it takes six to eight weeks to install the service. And if you decide you want to back out? Well, according to DSL Reports, the early termination fee could be well over a thousand dollars.

    So, let’s tally it up: If you want Comcast’s ultra-high-speed 2Gb service, you could pay $1,000 just to install and active it, plus $300 per month to enjoy it. Over a year’s time, you’d end up paying $4,600 for Comcast’s high-speed Internet, or about the price of a (very cheap) used car. And, of course, if you decided to back out, you’d pay another $1,000 on top of it.

    http://www.pcworld.com/article/2947...lus-1000-for-installation-and-activation.html
     
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    Comcast? More like cuntcast!
     
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    Well, golly gee. I live right smack dab in the middle of the fun. But my 56K phone line is all I need to post my clever thoughts right here and slowly, very slowly, download and upload all the filth I can handle.

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    I'd go back to a blanket and smoke signals before ever dealing with these rats again.
    Comcast/xfinity owns NBC and are big and powerful enough to own the congress so they can do exactly what they want.
    I had a year contract with them and before it was up they decided to double my cost. i was lucky enough to find another internet and phone service in my area.
     
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    The new service sounds crazy expensive. I am in the minority here , but I love Comcast. Tried all the other crap and comcast beats them all.
     
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    I remember 12 years ago my cable internet was 20% more expensive and 2/3 slower.
     
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    Now, if Google Fiber moved into those cities guess how much Comcast would charge for it? :jj:
     
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    I love Comcast.....but wifi and their regular hi speed internet is more than fast enough as of now....why would anyone spend $300 a month on this service??? under what circumstances would it be beneficial?
     
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    I'll pass.
     
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    Google fiber needs to get into more cities. I dont hear much about it these days.
     
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    bragging rights
     
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    I couldn't fathom paying 300 bucks a month for Internet. When I first got DSL back in 2004 it was 16.99 a month.
     
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    Only people that download tons of torrents i imagine. I stay away from that myself so i dont need it.
     
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    When they start slowing down that service as the premium service becomes more available?
     
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    Just get Hulu and Netflix is what I think. Pandora for music etc
     
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    Done bro :beer:

    I watch Netflix all the time.
     
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    JameGumb We're all out of toner!

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    The only problem with them is that they'll get rid of movies or tv series I'm still in the middle of.
     
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    That's a whole other thread. They dont have some stuff that obviously should, they leave the so called new releases for months pushing them off as new as if we hadn't noticed.
     
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    It won't be long before Comcast then decides to put a surcharge on for a certain number of Gb downloads a month because you're "taking up too much bandwidth".
     
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    This right here should embarrass us all. I dont think much has changed, also if you do get a faster connection you will pay through the ass for it compared to other parts of the globe.

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