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Comcast sucks so much that there is a business that cancels it for you

By someone else follow someone else   2015 Oct 5, 5:57pm 11,485 views   26 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share    


http://techcrunch.com/2015/10/05/airpaper-will-cancel-your-comcast-service-for-you/

Even in the best-case scenario, youre stuck arguing with a stranger over something you no longer want or need for far longer than you want. But a service called Airpaper is looking to take that mess off of your hands for the relatively cheap price of $5.

#comcast #shittycompanies #lobbying

Of course Comcast can continue to suck without fear of losing market share, because they pay millions to prevent you from having any choice:

http://www.opensecrets.org/lobby/clientsum.php?id=D000000461

The solution is publicly funded elections.

1   Tenpoundbass   ignore (15)   2015 Oct 5, 6:11pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        


The solution is publicly funded elections.

Another benefit of Trump if he get's elected.

The people that will be butt hurt by his win will no doubt be calling for publicly funded elections.
I wouldn't mind it, but not if the bill is concocted by any critter in Congress right now. We need to clean house then start writing New Rules.
If the Fox got to write the new rules, he'd change to rules to the hens sleeping in his room.

I hope Trump wins, then if(and I know this is a mighty big IF) he at least does better than what his detractors thought. By the mid term elections the anti establishment self funded candidates will clean up and replace every seat up for reelection. Pretty soon people will get tired of only Billionaires running and winning. Then we can start talking about publicly funded elections. After at least the Career Politicians are gone.

2   zzyzzx   ignore (1)   2015 Oct 5, 6:36pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

I recently canceled my Verizon land line. I had to wait for almost an hour (yes I timed it). They tried to talk me out of it, saying that 911 worked better with land lines. My response was that I lived in Baltimore City, and I can call 911 all I want and the police aren't going to show up anyway. The conversation ended shortly after that, and it only took a few minutes before my dial tone was gone.

3   Quigley   ignore (2)   2015 Oct 5, 9:29pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

I don't know how it is that people don't object to the cable monopolies in numbers that persuade change. My guess is that the typical cable subscriber is happy if he gets his ESPN on tap, and spends most of his time mindlessly watching sports.

4   Dan8267   ignore (3)   2015 Oct 5, 9:30pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Last couple of times I canceled cable services, I did it by mail. I don't remember it being difficult that way.

5   APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch   ignore (43)   2015 Oct 5, 10:32pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Why miss all the fun of shrieking at the dweeb on the phone and asking how he can put up with his mother fucking all the guys at the Vet during Eagles games.

6   Philistine   ignore (0)   2015 Oct 6, 8:51am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Tenpoundbass says

I hope Trump wins
[. . .]

people will get tired of only Billionaires running and winning.

LOL LOL LOL!!!!!

TPB, are you really going all in for Trump's version of Hope n' Change? Do you really think he gives a fuck about cable monopolies or has the ability to do anything about it even if he did? Just because he speaks your language of Tasmanian Devil Tourette's babble does not make him your messiah. It's like watching the millennials ooh and ahh about Oblamo.

7   Tenpoundbass   ignore (15)   2015 Oct 6, 11:03am     ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

He's Roach poison to the right pests.
Everything else about Trump is just inert ingredients.
I'm open for being optimistically surprised. But I don't expect him to do more than he's already done. Which is more than Obama has done in 7 years.

8   B.A.C.A.H.   ignore (0)   2015 Oct 7, 12:10pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Quigley says

the typical cable subscriber is happy if he gets his ESPN on tap

That's me.

9   NuttBoxer   ignore (2)   2015 Oct 9, 12:42pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Call it KKKrazy says

Ah, Comcast. That paragon of free market capitalism mixed with big business Republican politics. "You get the companies you deserve."

Comcast would never exist in their current form in a free market. As Patrick pointed out they owe their girth to big government. Eliminate one, the rest will fall.

10   FortWayne   ignore (4)   2015 Oct 10, 2:08pm     ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

Call it KKKrazy says

Neither the Republican party nor the market in its current form should exist. And totally free markets would be worse than either of them. That's why it's really, really hard if not impossible to vote Republican: 1. As a party in its current form it should be sent to the shitter; 2. the corrupt market it worships is neither free nor honest; 3. the absolute free-market is no way to run a modern society/nation. Now if you're determined to turn the world into a poker game, the GOP is your man.

Keep voting for the freebies putting yourself into slavery with Democratic party in charge.

11   marco   ignore (0)   2015 Oct 11, 5:42am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Trump's gift to America - He showed the clowns in both branches of the War Party Of The Rich what America thinks of their vile circus of millionaires.

12   CL   ignore (0)   2015 Oct 11, 6:14am     ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

Trump won't win jack shit. However, if he did, you will see him voluntarily hand over each testicle as the election progresses. He will be willingly participating in a corporate cocksucking before the general.

I don't think he will self-finance either. I don't think he has enough money, first of all. And the desire will wane as his lead deteriorates. He'll want to stay in, but over a billion dollars is not appealing if you're a second place "loosah", with blood coming out of your mangina, or whereeva.

13   FortWayne   ignore (4)   2015 Oct 11, 12:40pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Call it KKKrazy says

Only the GOP gives me freebies. They're great to us 1%ers. What makes you think "freebies" is the only thing that determines how someone votes? You have me confused with Republicans. You're not paying attention. I don't vote Republican because I'm not a bigot, like you, and I don't fear the future, as do you, and I don't fear people who are not me, as do you.

I guess I just can't argue with your superb 16 year old socialist logic. As you were champ.

14   mell   ignore (3)   2015 Oct 11, 3:10pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

CL says

He will be willingly participating in a corporate cocksucking before the general.

You're making these blanket projections in the face of the current career politicians. Trump is indefinitely better than any of the PC career shills, no matter what party. If you hate corporate cocksucking so much by logic you have to vote for trump and give him a chance. Left-wing socialist/communist or right-wing fascist, same corporate cocksuckers, same difference, just different paint. Kurt Schumacher had it right.

15   NuttBoxer   ignore (2)   2015 Oct 12, 12:57pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Call it KKKrazy says

the absolute free-market is no way to run a modern society/nation.

You prefer the corruption of a central bank manipulated market, where the rich buy the law and regulate superior products out of the market?

16   Strategist   ignore (2)   2015 Oct 12, 8:01pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Does anyone know how I can screw the cable companies, or find a good deal? I would prefer to screw those crooks.
All we watch is:
CNBC, CNN
Natgeo Wild, science channels.
Lakers and baseball when my son comes home.
The rest of my needed information comes from the internet, and Patnet.

17   NuttBoxer   ignore (2)   2015 Oct 13, 10:34am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Strategist says

Does anyone know how I can screw the cable companies, or find a good deal? I would prefer to screw those crooks.

All we watch is:

CNBC, CNN

Natgeo Wild, science channels.

Lakers and baseball when my son comes home.

The rest of my needed information comes from the internet, and Patnet.

My friend swears by a collection of streaming services he get's in a customized XBMC box, I think they sell them on Amazon. Personally I find an outdoor TV antenna, and filesharing meet most of my needs.

18   NuttBoxer   ignore (2)   2015 Oct 13, 10:48am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Call it KKKrazy says

the acquisition of regulation is merely a free market purchase

If there is any regulation, it's not a free market. This seems like a pretty obvious definition, but a lot of people seem confused on this point.

Call it KKKrazy says

The mechanism at its lawful disposal is not evil manipulation anymore than concerted private money machinations.

The law was passed over Christmas vacation with most of congress at home, and law has never been a good measure of morality, which is I think what you really mean to say here(See laws under Hitler for an extreme example).
A central bank exists for the purpose of creating debt. They don't produce anything of actual value since the gold, and more importantly silver backing was stripped away leaving pieces of paper. A system that can create as much debt as it wants, without oversight or limits is going to manipulate economic booms busts. See Rothbard's explanation on this cycle, it's very informative. Central Banks are manipulative by nature, not choice. It's what they do.

Strip away an individuals ability to leverage himself to the stars and tell me what manipulation he's capable of with only his own two hands and what he can make to support him?

19   zzyzzx   ignore (1)   2016 Feb 5, 10:59am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Obligatory:

20   HCForAll   ignore (0)   2016 Jun 28, 11:02am     ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

It is NOT TOO MUCH To ASK for The Equipment HP Desktop Computer / Windows 7 OS / IE 11 fully updated - NO VIRUSES - Robust anti-virus - weekly Scanned AND The SERVICE YOU PAY FOR,

YOUR COMCAST HIGH SPEED INTERNET CONNECTION - ***ALL To FUNCTION CORRECTLY

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I am Recovering From Cancer / LEGALLY DISABLED / work from home on the INTERNET - It's ALL I DO

I RELY ON MY INTERNET CONNECTION TO WORK CORRECTLY

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If You Purchase various TOOLS to use in Your JOB - Go To work and find someone has BROKEN Your TOOLS making Them unusable - YOU CAN NOT DO YOUR JOB

***THAT IS WHAT HAPPENS CONSTANTLY WHEN MY COMCAST INTERNET CONNECTION IS CONSTANTLY DISRUPTED - I Can't Do My work

It's ALL I have / working online / I Have To STICK WITH IT - but it's VERY TIME CONSUMING for what I GET in RETURN / I'm Lucky if I see $1.00 an hour but AGAIN - it's ALL I HAVE

So WHEN MY INTERNET CONNECTION DOES NOT WORK - (and it HAPPENS A LOT) - ***MY LIFELINE VANISHES

I AM COMPLETELY FUCKED

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There is MORE before this - But HERE are SOME of The More RECENT Things:

INTERNET NOT WORKING one Day - But Modem LOOKED Like it was Working FINE / So I Left it Alone - I Called Tech support / They "RESET" it - and Soon all worked Fine

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NEXT TIME it was NOT working I Reset - STILL NOT WORKING - So I Called Tech support - They "REFRESHED" it - and Soon all worked Fine

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This EXACT Scenario Happened one more Time - AGAIN, They "REFRESHED" it - and Soon all worked Fine

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***LIKE 3:00 am one Saturday Morning after ***ABOUT A MONTH OF WORK ON 2 DOZEN EBAY LISTINGS - Finally READY To Go / I'M TRYING TO LAUNCH THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS IN LISTINGS and MY INTERNET TAKES A SHIT AGAIN - So I Call Tech support

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***THE DREADED COMCAST CALL - 3:00 am Saturday Morning - You've been at it for Like 30 Hours after a MONTH'S WORK - YOU are EXHAUSTED but You CAN SEE THE END So You PUSH Yourself To Keep Going and GET IT DONE So You Can GET To a PAYDAY / You Just want To Make Listings and Get some Sleep / ***AND THE INTERNET QUITS WORKING AGAIN

***And THIS is NOT The FIRST TIME The INTERNET QUIT WORKING as You were ABOUT TO LAUNCH AUCTIONS - This is At LEAST The THIRD TIME

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if You Breath AIR PRESS 1

Enter The Last four Digits of Your Social Security Number

if You have TIRES on Your Vehicle PRESS 1

what color is The wallpaper in Your Bathroom PRESS 1

if You had EGGS for Breakfast This Morning PRESS 1

To Take a Brief Survey PRESS 1

To Decline The Survey Press 2

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You FINALLY Get Through to a PERSON - They ask Your NAME / ADDRESS and PHONE NUMBER and The Last four Digits of Your Social Security Number

SO I ASK THEM: if I'm ALREADY Punching ALL THAT into The System Fucking Around TRYING TO GET THROUGH To a Person

WHY DO I HAVE TO PROVIDE IT AGAIN VERBALLY?

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He Said My information does NOT POPULATE Into Their System

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***THEN WHY IN THE FUCK DO I HAVE TO PLUG IT IN YOU ASSHOLES - EVERY TIME I CALL / 3 To 4 TIMES A MONTH So...

30 PLUS TIMES A YEAR - ***I SHOULDN'T HAVE TO CALL AT ALL

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So I Tell Him what's Going on and asked Him To "REFRESH" My Connection

He Said He CAN NOT DO THAT

I asked Him To "RESET" Then

He Said He Could NOT DO THAT EITHER

He Can NOT Refresh or Reset / He said THE REASON MY INTERNET STOPPED WORKING 3:00 am Saturday Morning

***ACCORDING TO HIM is That My MODEM Reached THE "END OF IT'S LIFE CYCLE"

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IT IS A DOCSIS 3 MODEM obtained from My Local Comcast office approx WITHIN THE YEAR - THEY Told Me I HAD TO HAVE THIS MODEM for INTERNET to work CORRECTLY - it IS The MOST CURRENT MODEM AVAILABLE

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The support Guy Started BABBLING some shit about DOCSIS 3.1

So I Said I would GET ONE AT MY LOCAL OFFICE On Monday

***THE BASTARD DID NOT BOTHER TO TELL ME THEY DON'T HAVE ANY

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***MY INTERNET STARTED WORKING ON IT'S OWN A 1/2 HOUR LATER - (it Does That OFTEN when some BANDWIDTH FREES UP - with NO HELP from Comcast)

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So I Looked up This 3.1 Bullshit / Comcast is ONLY BETA TESTING IT in a Few Places - BOSTON / ATLANTA / PHILLY I dunno - Don't Care / ***FUCKING RUNAROUND

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So I Take My 3.0 MODEM To The Local Comcast office Monday - (YOU HAVE TO DRIVE THERE / YOU CAN'T CALL THEM - THEY DON'T LET YOU DO THAT ANYMORE - WHEN YOU CALL YOU GET THE PHILIPPINES)

To Get a DOCSIS 3.1 MODEM - They Said They DO NOT HAVE ANY and will NOT for at Least 6 Months / Maybe LONGER

That My DOCSIS 3.0 MODEM is The CORRECT and MOST CURRENT MODEM for our area

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Yet ANOTHER Comcast Phone support Tech Said: MY CONNECTION WILL BE INTERMITTENT until I Have a DOCSIS 3.1 MODEM

(I Don't BELIEVE THAT for a Minute)

*****COMCAST LIE TO COVER-UP WHAT'S REALLY CAUSING IT

That Agent also VERIFIED That YES - They CAN REFRESH and RESET / They said it is TWO SEPARATE Things-

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Then WHY Did The other Agent Tell Me They Couldn't DO EITHER?

*****SOMEONE IS LYING

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*****WAIT - COMCAST LYING TO CUSTOMERS?

NO... THEY WOULDN'T DO THAT - would They?

*****DUPED BY COMCAST - WHAT ARE THE ODDS OF THAT?

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I Looked it up - COMCAST IS THE 8th MOST LOATHED COMPANY IN AMERICA

The Sad REALITY IS / That as MUCH AS COMCAST SUCKS - They SUCK LESS Than Everyone Else

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My Internet worked Pretty Good for about The Last week and a half or Two weeks / I Don't Recall it FREEZING

UNTIL THE MORNING AFTER THE UK VOTE - Then ***BANG

Just Sayin...

CATCH THE GREY MEN AS THEY DIVE FROM THE FOURTEENTH FLOOR

(oh YA, That's Turned out REAL SPECIAL - Never Mind The PC)

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COMPUTER FROZE / RESET MODEM / RESTART PC - Still NOT working / GOOGLE DIAGNOSTICS = SOME SHIT ABOUT A GATEWAY - Who The Fuck Knows

THE DREADED COMCAST PHONE CALL AGAIN

Tech support "UPDATED" something

"I Understand Your Frustration" - NO YOU DON'T / TOTAL LIP SERVICE / NOT EVEN CLOSE - NO CLUE

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READ MY HEALTHCARE BLOG / EBAY BLOG / OUTLOOK NIGHTMARE BLOG / WINDOWS 10 RAM JOB FUCKJOB BLOG and This COMCAST BLOG - Then You would Have Some Idea WHERE I'M AT HERE / But Even Then... You'd ONLY be READING it - UNTIL IT ALL HAPPENS TO YOU PERSONALLY / ***YOU HAVE NO FUCKING CLUE

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*****I JUST EXPECT THE SERVICE I'M PAYING FOR TO FUNCTION CORRECTLY and NOT FAIL - That's all

if it WORKED - There'd be NO PROBLEM

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They SAY They're Sending it To "LEVEL 2" Tech support - (The FAMED LEVEL 2)

and "ASSURE ME" They will Fix it so it WON'T HAPPEN AGAIN

They are Going To MONITOR THE CONNECTION and CALL ME if it Happens Again - WOW - what Happened To IT WON'T HAPPEN AGAIN? - So used To Lying To People CONSTANTLY I Don't Think They Realized The STORY CHANGED with THE VERY NEXT SENTENCE

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PC FROZE 2 MORE TIMES THAT DAY and 4 TIMES THE NEXT DAY BEFORE NOON - (WHY wasn't I TOLD / No Phone Calls of Course BUT WHY? would You Call Anyway?

*****CUZ COMCAST HAS YOU COVERED - THAT'S WHY

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INTERNET EXPLORER HAS STOPPED WORKING

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THIS WEBSITE CAN'T BE REACHED

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Chrome = AW SNAP, something Went WRONG While Displaying This Webpage / Learn More / Send Feedback

*****SUCK MY DICK MUTHERFUCKERS Learn More

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***SIDEBAR NOTE:

Annoying Comcast TV Commercial with Shove it up Your Ass Music Re:

wouldn't it Be Great if You could Just TALK To Your Remote INSTEAD OF PUSHING ALL THOSE PESKY BUTTONS?

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*****NO YOU MUTHERFUCKERS / AFTER REQUIRING ME TO INSTALL THESE FUCKED UP DIGITAL BOXES on My TV's with New Remotes -

I WOULD JUST LIKE A REMOTE WHERE THE BUTTONS ACTUALLY WORK - These ONLY WORK about 50% of The Time

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***IT'S CODED CORRECTLY YOU MUTHERFUCKERS

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***YOU ABSOLUTELY CAN NOT TRUST COMCAST TO TELL YOU THE TRUTH ABOUT ANYTHING

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YOU ARE ON YOUR OWN TO FIGURE IT OUT FOR YOURSELF

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After Scouring Numerous Tech websites and My Own Personal EXPERIENCES

NO ONE WILL CONVINCE ME OTHERWISE

IT IS MY OPINION - BUT I BELIEVE BASICALLY THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS:

Electricity SEEKS The Path of LEAST RESISTANCE

Comcast is Constantly UP-SELLING Everyone More Channels / Bigger Package / Faster Speed more / more / more - BLAH BLAH BLAH

TRYING TO SEPARATE AS MANY PEOPLE FROM AS MUCH OF THEIR CASH AS POSSIBLE AT ALL TIMES - IT IS THEIR SOLE MISSION

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*****THEY DON'T GIVE A FUCK IF YOUR SHIT FREEZES / THEY KNOW IT DOES - ALL THE TIME / THEY'RE CAUSING IT INTENTIONALLY

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Comcast Has These Services and Provide You what You Pay For / AND YOU WILL RECEIVE IT Provided There is ONLY YOU and a LIMITED NUMBER of Other Customers using The Services at ANY ONE TIME That Don't OVERLOAD THEIR CRAPPY LINES and CONNECTIONS

When TOO MANY PEOPLE All Try To Access what They're PAYING FOR - I Believe Customers CLOSEST To The FEED Experience Little To NO interruption

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The FURTHER AWAY You are From The Feed and The MORE People ACCESSING The System THE WEAKER YOUR SIGNAL GETS TO THE POINT WHERE DEPENDING ON SYSTEM LOAD SOMETIMES IT QUITS WORKING ALTOGETHER and FREEZES and Trickles DOWN to NOTHING

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THEIR ANTIQUATED LINES ARE NOT CAPABLE OF SUPPLYING WHAT EVERYBODY PAYS FOR IF TOO MANY PEOPLE TRY USING IT AT THE SAME TIME

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With SO MUCH BANDWIDTH Being EATEN UP By RAMPANT STUPID FRILLY FOO FOO SHIT It's ONLY Going To Get WORSE

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Once in a While Things Actually work well and Seem "FAST"

But I Think what's Really GOING ON There is when Things SEEM FASTER THAN USUAL it is Really HOW IT IS SUPPOSED TO BE ALL THE TIME NORMALLY

It's just That You are SO USED TO THINGS WORKING SLOW AND LIKE SHIT All The Time - That when it works NORMALLY - (Not very often) - You THINK it's FAST

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I Think WHY THAT HAPPENS is some other POOR BASTARD'S SHIT FROZE and He/She is ON THE PHONE WITH COMCAST
and They Send a BRIEF SURGE DOWN THE LINE TO JUMP START Mr. FREEZE

Your TEMPORARY SPEED BOOST is Just You Picking up a Bit of That SURGE OVERFLOW That's All - You are VERY SOON RIGHT BACK TO DOGSHIT

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I'M JUST TRYING TO EAT UP MY SHARE OF THE BANDWIDTH BEFORE YOU - I'm Going To Legally CHANGE My Name To: DANCE Like MARIONETTES

21   simchaland   ignore (0)   2016 Jun 28, 8:01pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Yes, we are Cumcast subscribers for Internet only. We use the high speed (at a bad price of $39.99) to stream endless movies and TV shows on our Amazon Fire Stick. 0 subscription fees for the Fire Stick and unlimited TV and movies. AnD it's perfectly legal for now.

But we still can't get away from Cumcast. Our other "choice" in this building is ATT Blowverse DSL. Streaming with DSL blows.

22   someone else   ignore (0)   2016 Jun 28, 8:13pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

follow the money!

comcast bribes pretty much all congressmen and senators, so congress makes sure you have no choice and have to use comcast!

it's a lovely deal. for comcast and congress. not for you.

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/04/comcast-pac-gave-money-to-every-senator-examining-time-warner-cable-merger/

this is normal everyday corruption in america.

ps the solution is publicly funded campaigns and a ban on corporate campaign donations.

23   someone else   ignore (0)   2016 Jun 28, 8:21pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

yes, comcast bribes pretty much everyone they can to prevent competition so that they can charge you higher prices.

sure, hillary takes bribes too. what's your point?

24   Tenpoundbass   ignore (15)   2016 Jun 28, 8:45pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

I remember when Senator John C. Danforth had those crooked Cable bastards up against the ropes and was having his way out of them.
He practically demanded that they give us Encorem which we got. Then they raised the cable bill 70% the next year.

The Cable Television Consumer Protection and Competition Act of 1992

True fucking story!


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