In a previous discussion on streaming I mentioned that a $70.00 a month cable internet package (or better) would be a appropriate option for “cord cutting”. As I always strive to provide accuracy in recommendations, I want to tell you that the current (stand alone) price for the Performance (60/5) internet package with Comcast is 74.99. I was within a Starbucks drink of the price. 🙂 Comcast does charge a bit more if you only have one product with them, but you do get that freedom of not being bound by a bundle or a contract. Also by being an Internet only customer with the cable company (or Internet / TV, no phone), you can save $13 per month by purchasing your own cable modem. I don’t want to leave out the phone company either. I recently reviewed Frontier’s pricing and it seems they are offering a 45/6 package for new customers for 24.99 and a faster package for 29.99 per month. In areas where they have true fiber to the home, the speeds will be even better. I have some clients that get by with less speed doing 1 stream at a time but I would like to err on the side of enough enough bandwidth. Fast phone company service with your own router — can work.
Established customers usually aren’t respected. Want to get new customer pricing? Cancel your services for a few days (few weeks when you go on vacation) and then have your spouse sign up as a new customer. . I can confirm this strategy worked with a family member, but YMMV (your mileage may vary).
For those of you in the West Hartford Center area and nearby neighborhoods — you actually have one more choice for internet — a true fiber optic provider that has moved into the area. The company is called Go Net Speed. I would strongly urge you to consider them. They offer a 150 MB/s connection for $50 a month and no junk fees. This may be your one chance to break free of the monopolies. https://gonetspeed.com/ . They hope to build out more areas soon. Fill out the form to request service in your neighborhood.