I forgot one tier, some areas have a 305 package also
I think you may be incorrect on those speeds. Comcast speed tiers are 3/6/25/50/105/515(certain Northeast markets only) There may be regional offers on price but the actual speeds are uniform
I work for a cable company and sat near the Commercial Dev agents for several years it was not uncommon for them to negotiate deals to lay new construction. Many communities opted for bulk agreements as part of the deal that required some basic level of service for all members for a number of years resulting in the cable company willing to cover a larger portion of the construction cost, sometimes all of it.
I don't really think there's a need to disable all that either. Personally for my home connection the only real security I need is to block all remote connections and prevent any administrative access from wifi. If i could set my router to not even require a password for LAN connections I would I need no such security to my computer hardwired to my network inside my locked home.
I'm sure If I ran it on some larger network security is important, but the article does say HOME routers.
A large number of these modems are already provisioned for 2 separate IPv4 addresses and they are fully ipv6 enabled(dual stack Ip4+ip6). The 2nd IPv4 address is used for the telephone service if active as all these gateways are EMTA's. I personally do not like these modems but for different reasons, mainly the firmware is crap and they have frequent problems with the wireless.
Article and the first time poster at #1 both stink of marketing stunts. Also do you even know anybody that has a windows phone? I doubt my friends even know Microsoft is in this market. I think they could steal some corporate market away from blackberry if they thrown in good exchange/vpn support I personally hate the blackberrys my company uses they break often and drop calls daily
the best way to keep your tv/internet cost down is to switch back and forth. In my area you can get tv/internet through ATT or comcast if you know where to look you can often get 1-2 year promotions through their alternate sales channels (.com/field agents) and just go back and forth after your promotions run out you will save far more than any install fees you may occur once a year.
You don't even have to disconnect entirely, if you drop your services to basic levels for a couple months you can often get a discount for upgrading again later.
I read the announcement yesterday and that just isn't accurate. What they are doing is doubling the speeds of their top 3 internet tiers 25 to 50, 50 to 100, and 100 to 300. It will happen in every docsis 3 area they are just doing it in the northeast FIRST.
It would be perfectly suitable upgrade if they stuck with the windows 7 UI
While I could care less for MS Word and could easily switch to just about any other document program Excel is a different game. The things I do with pivots, tables, and shared data between files/servers is a step beyond open office.
I'm sure this is the case for me, i have never visited it but i do not doubt my parents held nothing back when filling out their family details settings. Even if i ask them to delete it it would have little point, facebook would still hold onto it.
You are unlikely to find it online but its on the price list you can probably pick one up or call them and ask about it. Its only 6mb speed but its at a fixed price of $49 if you have cable its cheaper to get the higher speeds as internet is discounted with another product
I wouldn't say it buried at all the package is there and is clearly labeled on the price list in the same font/size as the other packages. It might be on fine print on advertisements nobody ever said a company has to advertise every service they offer they could choose not to mention it at all. There is nothing you need to find just call and ask about them nobody will proactively offer you the cheaper packages but if you ask they will tell you.
I'm certain the servers will go off eventually however I do not doubt that my concern for playing diablo will have long passed by then. You might take this risk for other games but I expect battle.net will outlast my interest in 1 game.
I recommend this also, do nothing. Making a choice like this for your community forces those who want no part of it to contribute to it as part of their association fees. It would also severely restrict competition as many competitors will not invest in a community with an existing bulk cable/internet arrangements because the number of customers they could acquire would not be enough to warrant construction and maintenance cost. I work for a cable company and we do offer bulk agreements to communities but these type of arrangements restrict choices and is best left to places that would suit it (nursing homes, student housing etc, places that change tenants frequently.)