Saturday, March 28, 2009
What makes Comcast broadband Internet such a great buy is that it is very different from other Internet services available to the public. Dial up, of course, is awful. It may have been cutting edge and wonderful at one point, but now it can't even let you check email without horrendous wait times and that annoying busy signal on your telephone. Unless you only get online for a few minutes a week, you are definitely in need of a high speed connection of some sort. DSL is an option, but it tends not to be a very good one. First of all, it is slower than Comcast Internet service. The exact speed depends on the company providing the service and your location, but you can expect DSL to be about half as fast on average as Comcast broadband cable Internet. The other problem is that DSL usually needs to be connected to a telephone line. If you already have a land line, this is not a problem. However, more and more people are getting rid of the land line in favor of the cell phone in order to save money and trouble. If you are in this situation, you will probably resent the extra cost of the landline that really makes your Internet become expensive. Comcast, on the other hand, does not require you to have a separate telephone line because it is delivered through the cable TV system. You can, of course, add Digital Voice to your subscription, but this is not a necessity for getting high speed Internet service.
Of course, there is also the advantage of using Comcast because it allows you to get just that one monthly bill for all of your telecommunications services. It is likely that you want some sort of television service, even with Internet entertainment, and most people are still interested in home telephone service. While being able to take care of these three needs at once isn't the most important feature of home telecommunication service, it definitely is nice and is extra incentive to use a company that provides the option.
Considering the factors involved in the popularity of Comcast's high speed Internet service, it is likely that this way of getting Internet will continue to be the most popular option well into the future. The company is also taking steps to make sure its customers stay happy with the service, such as by introducing speed-boosting options like PowerBoost.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
One of the most notable of Comcast's offerings is the extensive On Demand menu. As the popularity of the DVR has shown, people love having plenty of options to increase their viewing flexibility. Of course, this is no wonder considering that the average person is trying to work full time, raise a family, have a social life, and a whole lot more. This makes it more essential to use spare time to watch only preferred programming and to be able to get that preferred programming at any time. While the DVR definitely is a must and meets many of these needs, On Demand fills in the gaps that the DVR misses. Comcast's On Demand selection, being so large, provides thousands of options to watch at any time of the day. If you are in the mood just to settle onto the couch and relax, but there is nothing specific you want to watch, having the ability to get movies, sports, general programming, and other options at your command can definitely allow for better leisure time than being at the mercy of the TV broadcasters. What's more, HD is also available through On Demand, making it easier to enjoy the increased quality format on your own schedule.
Comcast is also the cable company of choice for high definition programming. While many cable companies are increasing their HD selection rather slowly, Comcast has diligently been providing an increasing number of channels. This has made it possible for you to get a fairly full selection of high definition that includes the entire range of programming types- sports, movies, educational channels, locals, and more. No company as of yet has been able to provide complete viewing in high definition, so you will still have to wait another year or so before you can completely switch over, but you are likely to be fairly satisfied with the Comcast option.
Of course, Comcast is now becoming known for its high speed Internet as much as its cable TV. It is known as the fastest Internet service available and is a huge draw even for people who aren't that interested in television. Considering that you can also get a good, low cost telephone plan to go with the Internet service, people have found it to be a more affordable and better option than DSL plans along with traditional telephone service.
The bottom line is that Comcast is definitely a good choice for someone wanting to get decent access to advanced technologies. Between On Demand and the other options, you are likely to be fairly satisfied with the level of technology available to you.