Today we're switching cable companies and I'm not sure if it's such a good idea. First world problems, I know.
We've been with Time Warner since '08 and paying $143 a month for:
- HD cable service with no pay movie channels
- 1 DVR that holds about 20 hours of HD programming
- Road Runner internet service of 15mbs download with an extra $10 "Speed Boost". This morning when I Speed Tested the service I got 30 download, 1mb upload, and 11 ping.
- Cable modem
AT&T Uverse showed up at my door a week ago and after listening to their offer I had to make an immediate decision as to whether or not I would accept it. I did. The deal is good for six months and I'd be paying $100 a month for:
- HD service with no pay movie channels. Pretty much everything I got with Time Warner but with more "On Demand" free movie channels and the NFL and MLB networks
- 2 DVRs that holds about 65 hours HD programming each and you can watch content from both on the televisions they're hooked up to.
- 18mbs download "fiber optic" internet service with 250gb monthly cap (which I found out later after reading the fine print).
- Modem/wi-fi router
I live in an apartment building with three other units if that makes a difference.
I'm very leery about the internet service because I'm afraid that I'll notice a speed hit, but granted this is before I tried it out. I don't think the cap will affect me, but I do watch a lot of videos online and download the occasional Steam game. I also stream a lot of online content wirelessly from the office to my computer in the living room. I've been reading a lot of negative things about Uverse online, but I've seen a lot about Time Warner as well and I love their internet service (just not the monthly bill).
Does anyone have any experience with AT&T Uverse that can make me feel better about my decision or is my complacency with Time Warner getting the best of me?