Internet Speed - 25 mbps vs 50 mbps - Comcast vs Frontier (Fios)
It’s hard to give up the Slickdeal we have, but we can save more and get rid of what we don’t use. We are looking to go internet only.
For our large usage we stream Netflix, Hulu and Vudu all in HD. We also use Skype on our TV. Sometimes we have two TV’s going at once if we want to watch our own movie. We would like to keep our speeds at least as high to stream HD/HDX to two TV’s at once.
With Frontier, I can keep the 35 plan but at $59.99 a month. The 25 plan is $49.99 a month.
I can also switch to Comcast. They have two options I am considering, both show no contact and price guarantee for 1 year and include some TV which I consider a throw in.
A) Internet Plus - $39.99
1. Speeds up to 25 mbps
2. 10 + Channels
3. HBO Included
5. On Demand
B) Blast Plus - $49.99
1. Speeds up to 50 mbps
2. 45 + Channels
4. Says HBO – But all reps (chat and phone) say that is not correct
5. On Demand
I am leaning towards switching to Comcast option B. I would be saving 50% over what I currently pay, and I would have an internet speed increase. I also have a compatible 3.0 modem. If I do switch to Comcast, I am sure I would switch back after a year if I couldn't get better pricing after the promotion ends.
I guess my questions are do we need 50 mbps for our usage? $10 is not much more a month, and we would still be saving money.
Which would you chose? Say with Frontier and chose and select from their internet plans? Switch to Comcast, and which option?