However, best sonic can offer me right now is fusion X2 (which I have), giving me about 20 mbs/sec for $80/month (I provide my own modem)
For whatever reason, AT&T has not built out fiber in much of the city. And best I can tell, sonic has not even started.
20 mbs/sec may have been good enough at one time, but with more and more stuff being delivered digitally, it is not quite keeping up. It is fairly annoying to start up one of the games I play to find it has an update that will take an 1+ hours to download (guess I'm not playing that tonight)
So looking at comcast, I can get there 'up to 250 mbps' server for $80/month with no agreement. Knock $20 ($60/month) if I commit to a year, which would seem likely. Or $90/month gets be 1000 mbps service with 2 year commitment. Now those are without taxes and fees, so probably maybe another $10/month for those. Or I could go cheaper with 150 mbs service for $65/month.
I certainly lose some features with sonic: voice line (I don't use the phone so much that I put a lot of worth on that), static IP, ability to run services on my home system (don't do that much anymore), and sonic's excellent customer support and privacy.
Counterpoint is I get 10x the speed for about the same price. So like much in life, one ends up balancing multiple factors.
Is there anything I'm overlooking here?