Cable and Internet

Cable and Internet

Our internet situation is a challenge.

When we bought the house, there was a Uverse router in the basement. I figured that was sub optimal, but it would do.

Trying to activate the service prior to moving in AT&T informed me that I was eligible for "lightspeed" service. Turns out that was maxed out at 768k download speeds.

So I called the cable guys at Brighthouse and Comcast and was told no about a dozen times. Houses everywhere around me have cable, but not me.

I hooked up with Sprint and DirecTv so now we have services. Internet is capped at 120GB per month and 15MB download speeds. Combine the two and I'm paying $430 per month. Living the disco lifestyle in the woods is expensive.

Lately I heard that Comcast was going to pull cable down our street and that maybe I'd be able to finally get some cost effective speed. So I called them. They made me wait a week and then told me that it was Brighthouse that was the local supplier.

So I called Brighthouse and finally got a really nice lady to return my call.

Their stuff ends north of the highway and is over a mile away. Tunneling under I-465 means expensive permits from the state, so we're looking at about $60,000 in costs to do job. They could waive the fee if they can connect to 100 homes.

There's about 8 homes here.

I need to call someone at Comcast and figure out if they ever plan to pull something past my house other than their trucks on the way to someone else's house.