Coming from Europe to the Bay Area, I'd like to understand about internet for home.
Where I live, I have an optical fibre subscription for 50€ per month, giving me unlimited 600 Mbps download, 200 Mbps upload, plus unlimited free phone (including many international), IPv6 and static IPv4, free TV (about 100 channels). There are 4 main independent ISPs to choose from, plus a few minor ones depending on location.
What can I expect in the Bay Area when I come? are the options the same everywhere or are some locations better than others?
(and I guess same question for mobile...)
- Never Comcast. Absolutely never.
Don’t bother with cable, get an Apple TV or Chromecast.
You may not even need a landline.
- You will have fewer more expensive options which depend on location. At my house the only choices are ATT DSL and Comcast cable. DSL is horrible and stops working when it is raining. Cable is OK, but expensive and customer service is a nightmare. I pay ~$50/mo for 180 Mbps down / 6 Mbps up.
Both companies will raise fees every year forcing you to eventually switch.