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Qwest this week said it would lower the price of its 20 Mbps broadband service to $59.99 per month — a drop of 40 percent from its prior $99.99-per-month price tag. But before we get all excited, let’s be real. Qwest’s original prices were not in […]

Qwest this week said it would lower the price of its 20 Mbps broadband service to $59.99 per month — a drop of 40 percent from its prior $99.99-per-month price tag. But before we get all excited, let’s be real. Qwest’s original prices were not in line with other options out there for 20 Mbps. Comcast charges $62.95 for its Ultra package with 22/5 Mbps (soon to be upgraded to 30/5 Mbps), and Verizon wants $52.99 for  20/5Mbps and $64.99 for symmetrical 20 Mbps service. Cox charges users $59.99 for its premier tier, which ranges in speed from 15 Mbps to 25 Mbps uplink. So yay to Qwest for realizing that its cash-strapped customers could use a break that broadband providers in other areas of the country were already offering subscribers.

  1. If i recall correctly, Qwest’s 20Mbps service is still not competitive as the upload speed is below or around 1Mbps.

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  2. This could be why Qwest was struggling perhaps? Just saying.

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  3. Qwest is a dinosaur…….they won’t be around in 5 years.

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  4. Qwest has probably the worst service ever here in Seattle. I moved away from them to Speakeasy which offered great performance but their prices were (and still are) ridiculous ($149 per month for 15mbps…yikes!). Currently with comcast and get a steady 13-20 mbps with a 2-3mbps upload for $66. Problem is their reliability isn’t great (let’s not talk support). To be honest, I don’t recall Qwest’s prices ever hitting $99 here though but I haven’t checked recently. Pity Verizon can’t come to the Seattle metro market (only available on the east side, bellevue, Kirkland, and a few others).

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