I always thought monopolies were against the law, but everybody who has cable-phone-internet at home knows that’s not true. Well, technically we all have more than one option, but having only ONE option for cable internet is not my idea of having “options.”
Kate and I live in an area where our only options for internet are Comcast or Verizon DSL (if it was FiOS, I would probably be happier). I have never used DSL and I’m not sure if it’s better or worse than cable, but I only need internet and DSL requires you to get a phone line in order to work. Therefore I only have ONE monopolistic option… Comcast.
The Comcast deal for new costumers is not bad – $39.99 for 12 months – which is the plan that we had. The internet was choppy every now and then, but that’s what we have to deal with.
The 12-month period expired this week and our bill went up to around $67. That’s a big increase in price for a crappy service. We are not willing to pay that much for internet so our plan was to try to get the same $39.99 deal for another 12 months.