More or less. I can choose between 768 kbit DSL and Cable.
Here's hoping that FiOS becomes available before the promotional rate on my cable dries up...
I'd pick the DSL. More reliable line. And most DSL/Phone companies actually garuntee you the majority of the speed (50% for Qwest, 66% for BellSouth [or 90% if business class], 50% for Verizon) while Comcast only garuntees connectivity to their network. Nothing else.
Plus, I see no point in paying ANY amount of money to a company that will not allow me to use their service.
They do not allow (and actively attempt to stop) Bittorrent traffic. Do not allow (and port block) FTP and Web servers. Do not allow (and attempt to block) VoIP systems. Do not allow (and attempt to block) STREAM servers, and STREAM nodes. They also limit you to how much bandwidth you can use a month. An amount LESS than the allowed bytes-per-second you're paying to receive.
Their competitors don't. Example: Qwest straight up doesn't care what you do. You're paying for the service, if you use less, that's just money they don't have to spend from your payments. I was able to host my VoIP, STREAM, Shoutcast, FTP and Web servers all just fine. But Comcast straight up doesn't allow them.
Why pay any amount of money for a service you cannot fully utilize, on a connection they cannot garuntee the speed or accessibility of, which continually raises it's prices higher and higher, and already charges 2.78x the average cost of equivalent service from their competitors?
Comcast is a tax on people who are bad at economics.