Why Comcast won’t be in the ISP business in two years

Today, by special delivery, I got notice that FIOS is available at my house.
I called Comcast and asked how they were going to match this offer. They offered me $29.95/mo. for 6 months.
Now, because of my unique situation (i.e., requiring a semi-permamnent IP address to allow people to access my servers), I may be stuck with Comcast, because Verizon uses the much smarter random release on DHCP addresses.
But for 97% of the Web-surfing public, FIOS will be the cat’s meow. And that the the flow of customers from Comcast will become a flood. A cable company that continues to think like a cable company in this new world will look like Bethlehem Steel in 3 years…or less.
I have a good friend who is a senior network engineer at Comcast; I hope he is looking for a new job.


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6 Replies to “Why Comcast won’t be in the ISP business in two years”

  1. I recently left Comcast. I didn’t have the issues you are talking about but … they advertise 6MB speeds which may be true BUT my cable modem was out as often as my cable TV (Often). If it runs at 6MBs when operational but only operational 50% of the time that doesn’t work for me. I’d rather have DSL that’s 50% as fast but up 100%.
    That’s my two-cents!!!
    Scott

  2. Comcast: Sailing into planned obsolescenceJeff Nolan let’s us know that Comcast will be raising prices by nearly 6% this year. [here]
    Well, for some folks. Once the server transition is complete, my need for Comcast braodband disappears. Seems that FiOS gives me faster service over a sca…

  3. Comcast: Sailing into planned obsolescenceJeff Nolan let’s us know that Comcast will be raising prices by nearly 6% this year. [here]Well, for some folks. Once the server transition is complete, my need for Comcast braodband disappears. Seems that FiOS gives me faster service over a sca…

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