How I Know I’m Being Ripped Off by Comcast

I subscribe to the Blast Plust service of Comcast, which includes internet speed download rates at around 50 Mb/s and upload speeds of about half that. I frequently run “speed tests” and found this result more times than not. I am now going to document them regularly. Stay tuned.

10/3/14

10/5/14
Trying to stream video, noticed it was sluggish and lagging. Not surprised at the result.

10/5/14
I “power cycled” my Modem, as the Comcast website recommends to do if I’m experiencing slow internet speeds. I did and this was the result? 50 Mb/s download speed? You tell me.

This is what it should be:

10/15/14
Internet running slow again. Decided to run a speed test and was not surprised at the results:

11/13/14
It’s been about a month and my internet has been seriously lagging lately so I thought it was time for another test. Here are the results:

11/14/14
Just another day where my internet speed is no where close to 50 Mbps

11/19/14
Internet seems very slow today. Ran a test and very upset at what the results are.

Imagine if I had to “power cycle” (as Comcast recommends when you call them and tell them your internet speed is way slower than it should be. Now imagine how much time I actually have to spend on the phone with Comcast, every time the internet gets slow, only to have them tell me yet again to power cycle the modem. Maybe, it would make the most sense to replace the obviously ill-performing modem that is limiting my internet speeds. And an offer for a discount on my monthly bill for all the trouble they have caused. I know I shouldn’t expect much, I’m only asking for good customer service.

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15 Bird Selfies For Your Viewing Pleasure

Didn’t think birds took selfies? Think again. These birds are just as vain as you are.

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Good Luck Boston Bruins!!

Bruins-Housekeeping

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Welcome to Summer on the North Shore – Relaxation Edition

Welcome to Summer on the North Shore – Relaxation Edition from RenĂ©e Gannon on Vimeo.

Summertime on the North Shore of Boston, MA and the livin’s easy. Enjoy this compilation of video clips and timelapse photography of my favorite place to live and my home. Filmed on a GoPro Hero2. Music: Chicadas by Lotus.

My Cat Tried to Eat my GoPro Hero2

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