Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Comcast does dirty business like no other!



Gizmodo wrote a great article on how big of scumfuck's comcast is and I want you to enjoy It. Link to the original is here, BAM.

Comcast is notorious for being a bunch of raging dickholes that we’d like cleave from our lives. But the company is also, you know, the largest internet service provider in the United States, one that has strong stranglehold on a big chunk of us and that loves to cap the crap out of the one service you need every day. Comcast is also super, duper scared of any and all competition.

Years after attempting to prevent a small city at the edge of the Cumberland Plateau from building its own gigabit network, Atlanta has become a particular source of terror for Comcast. That’s where the company is freaking out because Google Fiber will be infiltrating homes in just a few months.

First, there was Comcast’s announcement of healthy competition. Just some truly spectacular internet speeds that were heretofore unknown from Comcast. Oh—but the gigabit speeds are only available in markets where cheaper, better services were already providing gigabit data speeds or planning to provide them shortly. Atlanta is one of those markets.

Then Comcast blanketed the home of Coca-Cola in fliers that advertised how its fast new internet services are waaaaay better than that lame Google Fiber crap everyone is praising.

All the Fucked Up Things Comcast Is Doing to Compete With Google Fiber
Okay...at least two of those claims are probably true. Source: Imgur
If you’ll notice way down at the bottom of the flyer there’s a note about Comcast’s claim of having faster wi-fi than Google Fiber. The test to determine speeds was performed two years ago, in 2014, by a lab that Comcast has done business with for years. Yeah, that’s probably accurate and unbiased.

Now, Comcast is finally deploying its gigabit service for $70 a month. That’s a fantastic price! That’s on par with Google Fiber! If you’re down with regularly dealing with the boil on the taint of America, it’s a fricking deal!

There is one hiccup. You have to sign a three-year contract to get the deal. Otherwise you’ll be paying $140 a month and facing a 300GB data cap—which you should smash rather quickly with your new firehose of an internet connection. You can pay to have the data cap removed, of course. Because capitalism is great. That will, however, bring your month bill up to $175 a month. And regardless, Comcast will probably hike up the price when the promo period ends, because that’s what Comcast does.

In a sense, though, this shit show is worth something. At the end of the day, Comcast is showing how healthy competition is for capitalism. It’s even playing a role in getting the government to intervene by creating rules to protect net neutrality and help end the age-old American tradition of telecom monopolies. So thanks for being a raging bunch of dickholes, Comcast. You’re making everyone else look like saints.

9 comments:

  1. I can verify that Comcast sucks. They suck balls, even.

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  2. I got comcast for Internet services as I am a student and need Internet I only had it for 6 days and they cut my service off and send me an email saying thanks for cancelling services which i did not do I call them but now the billing department is closed because it's after hours I check my voice mail message and its them saying my series will be disconnected because they can not reach me I'm in school all day and studying as its finals week. Comcast sucks dog ass

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  3. I've wasted days of my life trying to talk to Comcast workers speaking in "Comcastese", and tried to follow unintelligible instructions on resetting passwords,etc. These things do suck, but what sucks the worst is that Comcast lies outright about what they are charging me. I got their triple play deal for 149.99 a month, made sure that included all taxes, surcharges, extra equipment because I am on a fixed income. Two months later--voila! I'm being charged almost $180. a month, and the explanation is "...well, there are taxes and surcharges.." No. Then, "...well, there is extra equipment..." No. All dealt with, original contract. Next stop, my state Attorney-General's office. Go to the ones who can really force some accountability, goddam Comcast to rot in hell! Thanks for listening to the rant.

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  4. I've wasted days of my life trying to talk to Comcast workers speaking in "Comcastese", and tried to follow unintelligible instructions on resetting passwords,etc. These things do suck, but what sucks the worst is that Comcast lies outright about what they are charging me. I got their triple play deal for 149.99 a month, made sure that included all taxes, surcharges, extra equipment because I am on a fixed income. Two months later--voila! I'm being charged almost $180. a month, and the explanation is "...well, there are taxes and surcharges.." No. Then, "...well, there is extra equipment..." No. All dealt with, original contract. Next stop, my state Attorney-General's office. Go to the ones who can really force some accountability, goddam Comcast to rot in hell! Thanks for listening to the rant.

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  5. You mention capitalism, but none of what you write about has anything to do with capitalism. Or free markets, since the government regulates who gets to be your cable tv provider. The electric company could provide internet, but isn't allowed to, by the government. DSL can now provide Gigabit, but has to get govt. approval. The problem: Comcast has the inside track to the FCC. They are probably even "too big to fail". Someday, when if we ever actually have free markets, things will get better. Not until then.

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  6. I was ashamed I went back to them and they have screwed me over once again! First time by billing my card on accident? And then making me wait 60 days for a check. I said I were not authorized to do that AND I did not owe the money. I never got the check and when I called customer service it was a nightmare and never resolved.
    Again I had Internet thru them and they offered me a deal in the mail do I called and accepted it. Went over all the details. When I got the box I only got half of what was offered and confirmed by representative. Customer service said they could not help me????? What???? Peace out comcast I will go without Internet and cable before I ever get robbed by you again.

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  7. Holy fuck. I just purchased a new house where Comcast is the only internet provider in the area. I have Cox now.... and I always though they where kind of shady... BUT FUCK ME. After being on the phone with comcast for 1 hour trying to get an exact price of what JUST internet will cost me....... FUCKKKKKKK. I still dont know the answer. I have my OWN modem that is on there approved list, I dont need anything.... I just want your fastest internet and a bill every month. So how much? There answer... "well you need the self install kit", I say what is that? they say "an activation code", I say "$15 to ship me a fucking activation code?". They say "yes, and you will need a installer to hook the cable up". But the current owner already has comcast? And there is a $100 deposit needed..... or we need to do a credit check. FUCK ME.... and FUCK YOU.

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