I have Verizon DSL but am getting more interested in the comcast 20Mbps speed. Although they have bad customer service reviews I still might order anyway. I don't want Fios at this time, I think the details of doing a Fios installation is just too invasive.
My question has to do with the cable. I already have Broadstripe for the cable TV. I'd rather not mess with that for now because it's working. But if I go for Comcast internet, since Broadstripe is using the only coax in the house, I assume some Comcast person has to come to the house and string a new coax of their own through the wall near the outside junction (ie. where the phone, power and existing wiring comes in). My basement is almost fully drywalled, I do have an understair closet which has a run of the Broadstripe coax in it and a furnace room where some of the Broadstripe coax is also exposed.
So will they listen to me and make a hole at the understair closet, run the new coax in there? I can put the docsis 3 modem (I want to buy my own Motorola SB6121) right there in the closet and run the LAN wire to my switch in the next room through the closet wall (the closet adjoins my office where I have the switch).
Otherwise, if they want to make the outside wire run as short as possible it would have to come in
near the power service box, which is in the office. That's sort of OK too but that would require cutting
a finished drywall and I'd insist that be done nicely so it looks ok. Do they do that or what?