Hey there fellow posters, wanted to get your thoughts on my Comcast Internet service. So before we get any furthers, yes Comcast is terrible, I hate them as well, but sadly I am in one of those areas where Comcast is the only game in town in regards to internet. There is one company that specializes in Business Internet (but also offers Residential Internet) but honestly their rates aren't any better. Besides that, the only other option is Satellite Internet which from everything I've heard is okay if all you do is check e-mail. Absolutely unusable for streaming. My story is this, I am on a promotion for Internet and very Basic TV (the TV part I don't even need) for $40/month. I just received a phone call from Comcast on Thursday telling me that my promotion is coming to an end. They offered me a new "promotion" but it's $62 for the same service. I called Comcast back and asked if there were any Internet only promotions and they indicated no. They also pushed the fact that if I do nothing I would go to the regular rate which would be $79. They indicated that even if I went to Internet only I would still pay more than $62 which of course would be idiotic. I feel like this is absolutely ridiculous. For two years I was paying $19.99/month for Internet only. That ended last year and I had to go on the Internet and very Basic TV package for $40/month. Now they want to jack it up to $62/month. So literally in the last year and a half they have raised my rate around $43/month. I understand everything goes up and was anticipating something like a $5 or $10/month increase. But to me $22/month is just absolutely ridiculous. I told the Comcast rep I would think it over. I am thinking about attempting to play hard ball with them to see if they will budge. I am going to call them next week to tell them I will pay $50/month at most and if they can't do that I will cancel my service. I remember not having internet during 2008 and it was absolutely terrible. Luckily this time it wouldn't be as bad as my workplace does allow access to a few personal websites (e-mail, news, etc.) and unlike in 2008 I would still have internet through my iPhone. Also unlike 2008 there are so many more places where I could just take my laptop, buy something and then get on their wifi. Have any of you all had any luck in getting Comcast to budge in terms of lowering your bill? If I do have to play hard ball and cancel internet for a month will Comcast then let me just sign up again? I figure even if I cancel for a month that would make my rate the same over a 4 month period. So essentially every 4 months I would have to cancel my internet. At this point I'm just looking for any advice or strategies.