Comcast plus Verizon?
Only if we get to lock them in a windowless room until only one is left & then shoot the survivor.
Cable giant Comcast is ready to float its entry into the wireless market with its own service. Speaking at a Goldman Sachs conference this week, CEO Brian Roberts said the service was slated to hit the market sometime next year. The network will use a combination of VoIP using Comcast's own Wi-Fi hotspot network and Verizon's …
I dumped "Bombast" back in 2011 because of ever-increasing prices for basic service. My current Internet service has been Verizon DSL since it was known as Bell Atlantic DSL in 1999. (Yes, my cable TV and Internet services were separate... long story, but it boiled down to billing responsibilities at the time.)
The REAL amusing part is when Verizon started rolling out their FiOS service, Bombast successfully blocked them from taking it statewide, so only a small handful of towns ended up getting the FiOS service. So, no broadband Internet service for me because I am NOT signing my soul over to Bombast.
So yeah, fark Bombast with a rusty razor-wire dildo and lemon juice. Not that Verizon has been the most gleaming Pillar of Excellence, but at least the DSL service has been pretty stable for as long as I've had it.
Because shared suffering always brings people together!
More seriously, read this:
"If you are one of our better customers, we believe there will be a big payback with reduced churn, with more stickiness, with better satisfaction, more product purchasing from us,"
Three of the 4 positive outcomes mentioned here (reduced churn, more stickiness, more product purchasing) benefit Comcast, not its customers!! That Comcast would publicly state this and with a tone that portrays that it is doing this as some kind of favor for its customers this gives you a pretty good idea what their idea of customer service is like.
I'd encourage El Reg's readers from other nations to experience Comcast for themselves, but that probably be construed as some kind of U.S. declaration of cyber-warfare or economic espionage.