Monday, July 9, 2012

AT&T vs. Comcast

I've had AT&T dry loop DSL for several years.  Dry loop is the term for DSL without a phone line.  Anyway, it's been giving me problems lately and since I work from home, my work is affected any time I have an internet performance degradation.  Not to mention, if my internet is slow, Christy can't watch Netflix while I'm working.  So, I've recently decided to switch to cable internet from Comcast (Xfinity Performance).  With my AT&T internet, I'm supposed to get 6Mbps download and 700Kbps upload.  Since it's DSL, it's supposed to be a guaranteed rate.  However, this is the speed I got today just before the Comcast guy came to setup my new internet.
This is actually better than normal.  My normal download speed is just under 3Mbps with uploads somewhere around 150Kbps.  Needless to say, this is why I'm switching to Comcast.  Their plan is $20 cheaper and boasts speeds up to 20Mbps.  Cable internet isn't a guaranteed rate, but even if they live up to half the promise and the average rate is 10Mbps, that will be a huge improvement over my old internet connection.

Here are the results after the upgrade to Comcast internet.  Needless to say, I'm happier than I was.