Ok so most of the gamers know that comcast has been slipping in the past few months. It seems to me the main problem is with peering to TWtelecom. I live in Houston, TX and have a server collocated at colo4dallas in Dallas, Texas A couple months ago I would get 15 ping time now i get 60 ping time constant. Here is a tracert to my server in dallas texas.

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\HP_Administrator>tracert 72.29.96.196

Tracing route to 72.29.96.196 over a maximum of 30 hops

1 7 ms 8 ms 8 ms 73.212.8.
2 7 ms 7 ms 7 ms ge-3-25-ur01.lamarque.tx.houston.comcast.net

3 9 ms 9 ms 9 ms te-9-3-ar01.royalton.tx.houston.comcast.net
4 9 ms 9 ms 9 ms po-11-ar02.royalton.tx.houston.comcast.net
5 10 ms 11 ms 9 ms po-17ar02.greenspoint.tx.houston.comcast.net
6 23 ms 16 ms 15 ms te-0-4-0-4-cr01.dallas.tx.ibone.comcast.net
7 51 ms 52 ms 51 ms pos-0-13-0-0cr01.losangeles.ca.ibone.comcast.ne
t [68.86.85.145]

8 62 ms 61 ms 61 ms 68.86.89.110
9 50 ms 50 ms 49 ms scor-02rif1.roch.twtelecom.net[66.192.240.194]

10 49 ms 49 ms 53 ms 206.123.64.134
11 51 ms 49 ms 49 ms 72.29.96.196

Trace complete.

As you can see im being routed From houston to Dallas then comcast sends me from dallas to LA then back to data center in dallas. This is very bad routing. This is what comcast corprate office told me after talking to them and showing routes to them for about a month.

-According to the maintenance team, the backbone team, national support
desk, they all said this is the correct route.

William Gerth
Comcast Corporate Office
Comcast Customer Connect
One Comcast Center
1701 JFK Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19103

This is absolutely not the correct route. I warn all people with comcast or thinking about getting comcast to find a better cable provider. If this is the only cable provider then your best bet would be with DSL minus the support at the start I have never had a problem with DSL always pinged 9 to dallas and 40 to Chicago. Thanks comcast for false advertisement and stealing my money for a ****** service. Our cable even sucks too we have lines on the tubs and static. Comcast has came out switched our boxes and looked at the lines but they are not smart enough to fix the problem. Don't go with comcast its craptastic!