Last month, I mentioned my cable company, Comcast, was offering a free upgrade to 6 Mbps service. For those not familiar with downloading speeds, that’s pretty fast. I had to buy a modern, standards-compliant modem in order to take advantage of those speeds, however. Considering all the work I do at home, it has helped save some time and it has allowed me to multitask more.
Last night, I checked my speed and I was consistently getting more than 10 Mbps from the closest server! Sweet.
Like Jane Dough, I’ve minimized cable television and maximized cable internet. There are only a few good shows these days, and they’re available on basic cable or the networks. There’s enough entertainment online to keep me occupied when I need a distraction.
Updated February 6, 2012 and originally published March 27, 2006. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to the RSS feed or receive daily emails. Follow @ConsumerismComm on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for more updates.