Making the Switch Back to Cable


After seventeen years with DishNetwork for TV and Centurylink for phone and internet, we decided to switch to Comcast Cable.  Comcast has a terrible reputation for customer service, but we decided to risk it for cheaper prices and much faster internet. How much faster? Take a look at the graphics below. These are actual tests this week from

CenturyLink DSL

CenturyLink DSL


Comcast Cable

The internet speed increase is huge! In addition, we went with the bundle so we have the X1 system for TV. After a couple of days of using it, I really like it. It can record 4 shows at once and it pulls in content from the internet. I also really like the Comcast On Demand. And did I mention I’m saving money each month as well! Sometimes, change can be a good thing. Here’s more info on the X1 system.



I am a former design engineer who now pastors Cornerstone Community Church in Galax, Virginia. I'm passionate about following Jesus and I love technology. I've been married to Jennifer for 28 years, and we have three adult children.

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2 Responses

  1. Robb Preffer says:

    We used to have Comcast and I love the service, however, after our bill went up over $200 a month we decided to cut the cable and go with an antenna instead. We pick up about 22 stations in HD that are beamed in from Florida and Georgia. I do miss on demand, but we bought a Roku so we can stream things through Netflix & other channels you can add. We did keep Comcast Internet service though,because my wife is an online professor and I am an online student, so we needed to stick with something that was very reliable.

  2. That’s some nice speed right there. Most cable companies (and phone companies?) seem to have poor reputations for customer service but you can’t argue with the speed cable brings. Short of living in a city with Google Fiber, I don’t think there’s any option that even comes close.

    Nice to get more and pay less.

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