If you are lucky enough to have access to Verizon FIOS, RCN, or UVerse, (or have the right terrain features to be able to have satellite TV), I envy you. I'm stuck with Comcast because I need a cable modem for my business so while I sympathize with the cause, I won't be be adding my name to the list.
Maybe that's a "young person thing" though. My parents watch a decent amount of TV, the only channel that appeals to me out of the hundreds that they get is Comedy Central... for one hour a day. After going to college and being without TV, I really have no stomach for commercial breaks anymore.
 not actually sure about this, Comedy Central is 600-something, I guess they might not all be used though. Still probably hundreds.
Edit: Sorry guys, you're right. Stewart/Colbert 2012! Morons...
Or, maybe I misunderstand you, in which case, happy trolling. Try harder :)
Part of me suspects that Colbert turns off some of the same higher functions of the brain that O'Reilly does.
And of course they're on the correct side of the SOPA insanity.
Just signed up for the two-line Fusion service. Peace out, Comcast.
Areas with newer infrastructure don't seem to have as much of a problem with this.
Overall though, I've been very happy with them. The only reason why I've considered switching is the speed. Cable is usually faster, but it's also more expensive and capped. So far though, I haven't been limited by the speed to worry about switching.
We have Comcast now, who is the anthesis of Sonic, so we're thinking of switching.
If you live in San Francisco, then you can also try MonkeyBrains.net wireless internet. I have a friend that loves it and it's $35/mo for 'up to' 20mbs.
$45/month for 100Mbps up/down
If you're like me and more of an optimist, I'm hoping that it will be used in such a way that reflects positively on us the consumers.
It was almost certainly intended to mean something different.
Unfortunately, what are you to do when its the only internet provider in the area? =(
How do I know? Because I wouldn't be prepared to give up comcast, and I hate SOPA with every ounce of my being. I could never promise something like that.
People aren't prepared to give up their internet access (ironically to save the internet) when comcast is the only ticket in town in many places.
If PR didn't matter to them, then neither would advertising, but they advertise like crazy in spite of zero differentiation between themselves and their competitors.
It's like why Internet fundraising is so valuable -- yeah, individual contributions pale in comparison to corporate money, but it can be enough to make the difference -- and at the same time it creates the kind of PR and public awareness that big companies wish they could create, and in fact pay agencies big bucks to try to accomplish via social media initiatives.
A problem with Comcast is that they lock their pricing into "packages" and contract periods that can be difficult to escape/avoid. (Another example of the scumminess of the industry.)
Pledge to cancel your Comcast *in support of SOPA*
Comcast support SOPA. Make your pledge to leave them.
If there were an alternative that were even remotely competitive, I would go with it. As it stands, Comcast is the only game in town unless I want to dramatically cut my connection speed for only a modest reduction in price.
edit: Actually, I just checked. Even Verizon DSL is not available to me. I guess I live in a monopoly market. I've tried checking if RCN is available, but their system always chokes on my address (the street name has "Saint" in it, which is often abbreviated to "St" in databases, which confuses some address matching algorithms for obvious reasons).
In the end, they are all the same and the majority of the people that this will put a hinderance on are the non higher-up employees and the end users. However, if this is something you are passionate about, go for it. It's your right to boycott and not utilize the services of anyone or any place you do not agree with. Unlike the federal government that tries to force you to utilize a service or embrace a policy or standard...sorry rant for a different day.
I think 10k people sending letters to individual comcast execs about this issue would have more impact than 10k cancellations, and at far lower cost to the individuals. (I live far from the CO, so Sonic.net Fusion doesn't work well at my residence; webpass is not available, so the only option with good bandwidth is Comcast Business).
1) This won't work, w/r/t Comcast.
2) This won't stop SOPA even if it could work. Comcast doesn't get to choose whether or not it passes.
3) SOPA isn't the end of the world. If indeed it passes, it will just accelerate the actual technical fix to the problem, which is excessive US government centralized control over the Internet. I actually support SOPA because its passage would cause the long-term solution to come about a lot faster than it would otherwise.
It's good to say "fuck you" to big media companies, indeed. But stop using SOPA as an excuse.
If I had any other options, I would switch.
Are there any media sellers who do not support SOPA?