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Comcast is on the verge of surpassing AT&T as America's number one broadband provider. In releasing its Q3 earnings today, the cableco boasted 382,000 new broadband subscribers for the quarter ending September 30 - more additions than AT&T and Verizon combined. That gives Comcast 14.7 million broadband subscribers in total, …


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  1. Anonymous Coward
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    Still over selling...

    Infrastructure upgrades? No? I'll stick with DSL thanks!

  2. Anonymous Coward

    Comcast is Evil

    Wow - I guess that being completely and utterly evil doesn't prevent success.

    Everyone I talk to who has the option of going to DSL over cable is taking it - which means that this trend may be more to the inability to get DSL (at least, the higher tiers) in some areas than Comcast being "better" in any way.

    As soon as DSL was available in my area, I dropped cable like a heavy rock. Its cheaper, more consistent, and I (at least, for now) don't get the strange feeling that I'm being watched. (though I probably am).

    The Comcast commercials are generally insulting - I can't imagine those swaying people. "Would you rather run through Chicago naked ... get tackled by Brian Urlacher (big man), or go without Comcast for ONE WHOLE DAY?!?" Who is that appealing to, exactly?

    The bundles they have are anywhere from 6 - 12 months at a good price, then they shoot through the ceiling. Horribly overpriced compared to a traditional phone line, DISHNetwork, and a good 3Mbps service from AT&T.

    Paris - because even she can't figure out why anyone would want Comcast.

  3. Anonymous Coward
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    "as it beefed up its cable TV rates and dropped spending." really means

    We're screwing our customers because we can and they don't have any real choice because of lack of competition and we're not going to spend one nickel on making upgrades because then I won't get my millions in bonus at the end of the year."

  4. Steve

    @'Comcast is Evil'

    I don't think this can possibly be overemphasized.

    Comcast may be doing well financially, for a while, but I predict that as Verizon builds out their fiber, everywhere they go Comcast will go away, probably forever.

    Everyone loves to hate Verizon, but Comcast is purely the debbil.

  5. ZM

    @Comcast is Evil

    Seriously? I'm laughing at both of you. Having dealt with both Verizon and Comcast's customer "service", I would gladly take Comcast over Verizon any day of the week!

    As for DSL? *shudder*

    No, thanks. My Comcast service *works*. It's relatively inexpensive, it's fast and it's reliable. That's all that matters.

    Plus, if I have any problems with it, the support people all live in my town, and I know where their call center is.

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