Comcast vs CentryLink for speed

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dandgage asked 3 months ago

I currently have Comcast blast bundled with locals and free DVR and HBO, this deal is expiring though.  I’ve had CentryLink come by my house and offer 40 mbps fiber-optic dedicated speed for around $55 a month, is that speed comparable to Comcast’s “up to” 250 mbps shared hub speed?  We sometimes have have 3-4 people streaming at once, and occasionally my son online games, we rarely buffer now but I don’t want to pay Comcast’s non-deal price for blast.  Would CentryLink’s speed be good enough for us?  Thanks in advance.

3 Answers
Luke Bouma Staff answered 3 months ago

I would shop around and see who can give you the best deal. 250 Mbps is more than enough to be a cord cutter. Here are a few tips that may help. https://www.cordcuttersnews.com/save-money-internet-bill/

JohnD508 answered 3 months ago

I would call Comcast when the agreement is up and threaten to cancel and switch to CentryLink, they will almost always offer you a good deal to stay.  Always worked for me.

dandgage answered 3 months ago

Thank you both, calling Comcast is what I’ve always been able to do, but this is the first time there’s been a competitor in my area.  I guess I’m wondering is how does the 40mbps dedicated fiber-optic speed compare to Comcast blast, since it’s fiber-optic and dedicated not on a shared hub is it just as fast?  Also I never get higher than 100mbps on any speed test, would having 150 still be fast enough? (in case they don’t throw in blast on my next deal, it’s a $30 upgrade now).  We current just stream for the most part, I only use Comcast’s locals to occasionally watch sports since they threw it in on the bundle, I have no buffer now, just wondering what I can possibly step down to and not lose performance but save money if need be.  I hope that makes sense, and sorry for the wordy response.