[lug] Comcast Business - pretty good short term offer

Steve Sullivan sullivan at mathcom.com
Thu Aug 16 21:03:15 MDT 2007

I use comcast with no complaints ... but not for servers.
My concerns would be that it's easy to promise a top end of 768k outbound,
but the fine print usually reads "up to 768k" meaning whatever bandwidth they
have available at the moment.

The second problem with comcast, in my limited experience, is that when
I had a business account and called in with trouble after hours,
the tech support for business was gone and the call rolled to the
residential support crew.  Sometimes they knew something, sometimes not ...
YMMV.  Just never say the word "linux" or they'll refuse to deal with
you in any way shape or form.  That's the end of the conversation.
Pretend you have a windows box and they'll at least try to deal with
the problem, whether or not they can actually help solve it.

That said, for residential service (not servers) I've found comcast
to be good.

Does anyone have experience hosting servers on comcast static IPs?


On Thu, Aug 16, 2007 at 05:40:57PM -0600, Nate Duehr wrote:
> The Comcast Business division (you know, the way you get multiple static 
> IP's from Comcast and can run servers, etc...) is offering for a very 
> short time a deal:
> $59/mo 6m/768k with burst to 12m/1m
> $89/mo 8m/1m with burst to 16m/1m
> Static IP's:
> 1/$4.95
> 5/$9.95
> 13/$19.95
> 3 year commitment required.
> With the 3 year commitment, installation is free.
> I didn't find out when it ends, but of course they always tell you 
> "soon!".  (LOL!)
> Just thought there might be some folks on the local lists that would be 
> interested.  Pricing is very bad after the promotion, so... you'd have 
> to do some shopping again later on...
> (And pray that someone decided to start trenching in FIOS over at Qwest 
> and that your neighborhood was first in line?  GRIN... keep dreaming...)
> They're also offering a $50 referral bonus, so if you're thinking about 
> it, let me know and I'll send ya whatever reference number they need or 
> just put you in touch with the sales rep I was talking with.
> Have loved FRII/Qwest transport for a long time, but those speeds are 
> pretty hard to resist.  I guess I'll give it a try and report back to 
> the lists how it goes...
> A friend in Indianapolis reports that he gets the above pricing 
> month-to-month from Comcast with no commitment and he's never seen the 
> speed drop below his burst speed... he always runs at the higher rate, 
> but Comcast is getting their butts kicked by FIOS out there.
> Bring on that kind of competition here in the West!  :-)
> I don't really want to deal with Comcast, but...
> Nate
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