Comcast Business Internet Options
will at willscorner.net
Mon Jun 30 18:37:54 UTC 2014
Comcast does have a residential fiber tier that leverages their metro
ethernet network. https://www.comcast.com/505
> Brandon Galbraith <mailto:brandon.galbraith at gmail.com>
> June 30, 2014 at 1:33 PM
> I've worked with Comcast Business on <10 installations for clients,
> and the only time I was able to get installation charge concessions
> was on a long-term agreement (3 years minimum). This is in an area
> where they have active competition with an ILEC.
> Phil Gardner <mailto:phil.gardnerjr at gmail.com>
> June 30, 2014 at 9:45 AM
> Hi all -
> Probably like a lot of people on the list, I depend on my home
> internet connection for many things including my primary job, and the
> numerous side projects I work on.
> I'd really a appreciate a connection that would have a shorter
> response time if something were to go wrong. Unfortunately, I just
> moved and now I'm out of the service area of my previous provider, who
> was actually able to compete with Comcast (FTTH). Now I'm stuck with
> one option.
> I really don't plan on spending more than a year where I currently am,
> so I don't want be locked into a contract for more than a year,
> especially with Comcast's crap termination fee (75% of the remainder
> on the contract).
> I called and talked to a sales rep, who was just a kid, and an
> arrogant one at that. He knew of the monopoly for a decent internet
> connection in my area, so I had little bargaining power.
> The offer he gave me was: minimum 2 year contract, with a $99
> installation fee, and his "supervisor" "approved" a $300 Visa giftcard
> if I agreed to this. The other option is a 1 year contract, with a
> $199 installation fee, with no giftcard. This is for the 50Mbit
> option, and he didn't seem to care about my counter offer to bump it
> up to 75Mbit if he waived the install fee.
> Come on...$199 to plug in a modem. The address already had Comcast
> before I got there...
> Is there anyone out there that has ideas about how to waive or lower
> that installation fee while only having a 1 year contract?
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