Comcast Ad Says DSL Is Good For Turtles


Created by Goodby, Silverstein & Partners San Francisco, produced by RSA, puppeteered by Stan Winston and digitally tweaked by Brickyard VFX, Comcast has launched another of its DSL attack spots. This one, however, reverses the argument and say DSL is just perfect for the Slowskys, a turtle couple featured in the spot. The points to, a character blog on which everything slow is celebrated with glee. Whether planned or not, the blog is slower that a Flash site trying to cram itself through a 56K modem. See the ad here.

by Steve Hall    Mar-17-06   Click to Comment   
Topic: Commercials, Good, Weblogs   

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Could you please make the latest commercial with the Slowsky's available for downloading and posting to myspace pages. The one where Mr. Slowsky yells, "You Push It!" Hilarious! THANKS!

Posted by: Denise on March 15, 2007 11:46 AM

That ad is almost retarded in its one-sidedness and self-servedness of the cable industry.

The real truth is that DSL is almost as fast as cable, all things considered. And it costs less.

How often have you used cable late at night and been upset that you're not getting anything close to your advertised speed?

That's because you share what is called a 'node' in your local neighborhood with a bunch of other people who expect to get that fast speed too.

It works great in theory, that is, if no one else is using their internet access you will then get the maximum speed possible.

But that's not realistic.

DSL doesn't suffer from this problem. You pay for an advertised speed, you get very close to that at all times because your not forced to share bandwidth with any of your neighbors. The available bandwidth is all yours at all times.


Why does the cable industry always play down that fact and never deny that fact?

Doesn't help sell cable internet access to poor suckers who think they're going to get 8Mbps or better access speeds during peak hours when they and their neighbors usually make use of the service at the same time, that's why.

Count on DSL speeds at those times, and the fact you're paying more for it. Might as well use DSL.

Posted by: Steve on May 26, 2008 12:30 PM