Every year our internet bill goes up when we roll off the promotional rate, so every year I call Comcast, our service provider, and find what new promo rate I can get us on. See last year’s discussion here.
This year, we rolled off the 25 Mbps for $30/mo and went up to $50/mo. I called in, and the only cheaper plan was a 3Mbps for $40. I could however triple our speed for the same price. So that’s what I did. For the next 12 months, we’ll be paying $50/mo for 75Mbps. We won’t come close to using that kind of bandwidth, but we might as well get more for the same amount of money.
Call to Comcast, 15 minutes.
Next year, things should get more interesting because we’ll be going from two choices, Comcast and Frontier, to three. Metronet, a fiber optic company, will start laying line this year. While I don’t know their prices, I do suspect that the added competition will be good for consumers.