So this is an addendum to my last blog post. You will still probably get a blog post for this weekend. I’m sure you have all heard this story. Comcast claims they have the fastest internet. I wanted to check that for myself. I looked up the fastest internet speed packages for major internet providers and then compared them. Here is the list:

Google Fiber
1000 Mbps down
1000 Mbps up
$120/month

Verizon Fios
500 Mbps down
100 Mbps up
$300/month

Comcast
505 Mbps down
100 Mbps up
$400/month

AT&T
300 Mbps down
300 Mbps up
$70/month

Time Warner Cable
100 Mbps down
5 Mbps up
$65/month

RCN
110 Mbps down
15 Mbps up
$50/month

Some I companies I could not find their upload speeds. Probably because they are really bad. Some I couldn’t not find information online at all. These included, Century Link, Charter, and Cox. Also note that the speeds listed online aren’t available everywhere. For example the AT&T speed is only located in Texas currently. I then compared how much one dollar would get you and what 1 Mbps is worth.

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In this graph higher is better

Then for the other graph

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Here lower is better. And here the Excel table.

_Down (Mbps)Up (Mbps)$ (month)Mbps/$$/Mbps
Comcast Xfinity5051004001.51250.661157
Time Warner1005651.6153850.619048
Verizon Fios50010030020.5
RCN11015502.50.4
AT&T Universe300300708.5714290.116667
Google Fiber1000100012016.666670.06
TL;DR Fuck ComcastThe conclusion here is that Comcast is the worst value. The data here should be taken with a grain of salt due to the reasons I listed above (AT&T would be next best value to Google Fiber but the speeds I listed are only located in Texas).