[nycphp-talk] [0T] Comcast as ISP -- opinions?

Brian D. brian at
Thu Aug 16 14:40:53 EDT 2007

I would like to +1 the RCN mention. I did have some trouble with them
installing an unrequested cable television set, but once we got that
worked out I've not much had much of a problem with them.

I can't speak about hosting, though, as I don't host anything
business-wise from the RCN line.

On 8/16/07, Chuck Hagenbuch <chuck at> wrote:
> >> I am about to move, and considering dumping Speakeasy DSL for the sake of
> >> economy, and because the installation (involving Verizon, Covad) is a total
> >> f$@#ing nightmare.
> I'm considering moving away from Speakeasy for the same reason - I had
> an outage recently, caused by a Verizon problem, and it was a minor
> miracle that it only lasted three days.
> >> Does anyone care to share an opinion about Comcast? How's the speed and
> >> reliability? Have you been able to work around the dynamic IP and expose ssh
> >> and http to the world? (I know there are ways. e.g,. with, but
> >> I'd be interested in knowing how well it works).
> I don't know if you can get RCN where you are, but they sell static
> IPs as an add-on to residential accounts, which comes with all ports
> being unblocked. If you're stuck with Comcast, they have recently
> dropped prices on their commercial packages (at least according to the
> sales person I got a quote and contract from; their website still says
> $95/month but I was quoted $65 with a static IP). They're happy to
> sell commercial service to a residence (as a "home office" package)
> and commercial service has no port blocking.
> -chuck
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