I got cable internet back today. Speeds are: 6 meg down | 768k up. I was going to wait till fiber came to town, but that won't be for another 10 years, so this is good for now. I am flying once again !!
I'm trying to get some of my customers to switch because I hate DSL in a corporate environment. Problem is that it's much cheaper (usually less than half the cost of cable), and they don't want to swing for it.
I personally dont think cable is worth the cost, you can almost the same speed for quite a bit less. Also cable has its other downsides such as lag spikes and shared access. Not sure why people are so hogwild over it, DSL is a much better value imho.
I would love FiOS.. I would switch in a heartbeat.. *sigh*
As far as SBC rates, their intro (web special.. whatever) rate is $12.99 for a PPoE 1.5/384k linesharing connection and goes up to $27.99 for a 6mbs/608k line (prices all subject to you signing a 1 year contract). Price w/o contract (month to month) jumps to $34.99 for the 1.5/384 and $44.99 for the 6/608k connection.
Static IP rates start at $49.99 for a 1.5/384k connection w/1 yr contract and goes all the way up to $94.99 for a 6.0/608k connection going month to month.