Cable cutters: Who is your ISP?

Here is a screenshot from Comcast/Xfinity


100/100 is plenty fast


That’s a great deal. I’m currently paying $60 for 75/75


Mountainchef said:
Here is a screenshot from Comcast/Xfinity

Those are for Maplewood. I don't live in Maplewood. In West Orange, you don't see those offerings.


Update: Comcast has a triple play package (with the 125 channel lineup) for 79.99, with 2 year contract.  Installation is 59.99. 

Love the fashionable idea of cable cutting but does it even make sense with a price like that?  


I think those promotional packages are great but it's frustrating having to fight the fight every two years when your rate goes up significantly. Plus the promotional rate usually doesn't include stuff like box/modem rental and that 79.99 can go over 100 quickly.

I personally like the idea of picking and choosing rather than being forced to buy a huge bundle of channels I don't watch. The cable cutting model promotes that. 


mrincredible said:
I think those promotional packages are great but it's frustrating having to fight the fight every two years when your rate goes up significantly. Plus the promotional rate usually doesn't include stuff like box/modem rental and that 79.99 can go over 100 quickly.
I personally like the idea of picking and choosing rather than being forced to buy a huge bundle of channels I don't watch. The cable cutting model promotes that. 

 The boxes are pretty cheap.  Like 3 bucks for the first one and 10 for the second.  I've looked into the streaming TV providers and the idea that you get to pick channels "a la carte" ain't happening yet.  They all have channel line ups.  We have shared Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hulu accounts so movies, and the original programming these providers have, is not an issue.

If in two years, the streaming providers up their games, I'll switch.  No need to fight with Comcast.  


Any strong feelings about which Comcast compatible modem to buy, to avoid renting?


FYI, I ended up sticking with Fios.  Our bill was heading into the $220s.  We go them down to approx $158 (after taxes, fees and all charges) for the triple play, 2 TVs, with the "Home and Family" channel line up.  No premium channels.  


PS:  Comcast's supposed 79.99 triple ply ens up being more like 130 when they throw in all of the fees and taxes.


I don't know how ISPs get away with taxes and fees that they won't quote you accurately. If I go into a grocery store and ask how much a gallon of milk is, the price they quote me better be the price I pay. A lot of those fees are disguised as taxes and are not taxes.


can anyone recommend a FIOS compatible cable modem? I think I'm finally ready to switch since I found out that comcast will retain my email account. And FIOS is offering a 39.99 (before fees, etc) internet only package. My apartment is already wired for FIOS.


drummerboy said:
can anyone recommend a FIOS compatible cable modem? I think I'm finally ready to switch since I found out that comcast will retain my email account. And FIOS is offering a 39.99 (before fees, etc) internet only package. My apartment is already wired for FIOS.

 If you're going internet only, you don't need a cable modem. Just a regular router with an Ethernet cable running to your ONT box.

If you're using FIOS for internet and TV, you'll need a cable modem that's MoCA-compliant, or get your own regular one and buy a separate MoCA adapter. Regular coax-routers aren't MoCA compliant, so if you get a cheap Comcast one or 3rd party, it won't work for TV.


ridski said:
 If you're going internet only, you don't need a cable modem. Just a regular router with an Ethernet cable running to your ONT box.
If you're using FIOS for internet and TV, you'll need a cable modem that's MoCA-compliant, or get your own regular one and buy a separate MoCA adapter. Regular coax-routers aren't MoCA compliant, so if you get a cheap Comcast one or 3rd party, it won't work for TV.

Yeah, Internet Only. OK. Cool. I'll call them tonight to set it up.


Done and done. Tech is coming by tomorrow to set me up. Saved myself about 70 bucks a month! Woohoo!


drummerboy said:
Done and done. Tech is coming by tomorrow to set me up. Saved myself about 70 bucks a month! Woohoo!

 Excellent! I had Fios and saved about $100 dropping phone and cable I never watched.


Yeah, I already had the minimal Comcast package that was offered in my area, but it was still more than $100. Plus I was paying for their Boost! package which was supposed to give me 250mbps speeds, but I could never get above 100mb. I've got a cable box here that is still shrink-wrapped. Never hooked it up. And Comcast's streaming service sucks compared to YouTubeTV. Which is bumping up it's price about $10 next month.


I literally watch nothing live anymore.



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