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Old 05-05-2005, 11:31 PM
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Cable by far.
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Old 05-14-2005, 02:26 AM
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Well , even though my neighbors have DSL , I can't get it at my home .
So , I've get wireless .
The only thing I can compare it to is dial up .
They told me the speed has something to do with the site I'm downloading .
"Pulling from ", were their words , talking about the speed .
Sometimes its slower than dial up , most times not .

Does the site you are down loading have anything to do with the speed ??????????
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Old 05-14-2005, 04:26 PM
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Yes, you are going to be limited by the bandwidth and geographic location of the site you are trying to access.

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Old 05-20-2005, 04:43 PM
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I Like DSL better as you have your own line doesnt matter how many people are on. It is more money but not much more
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Old 05-25-2005, 02:07 AM
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DSL is about as good as a LITTLE bit faster then dialup. Trialed it for 3 days then got "cable by comcast" lmao
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Old 05-28-2005, 01:37 AM
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Depending on where you are you can get up to 6meg DSL. I had cable modem at home until my employer started offering the DSL where I live. On average the cable modem was down 5-7 days per month, absolutly no connection at all and when it did work the highest speed I ever got was 512K even though I was paying for 3meg service. My DSL averages around 5.5meg. Cable modem cost was $58 a month for 3meg, DSL is $39 a month for 6meg, $24 for 3meg.

As for the questions about the filters, they are about $8-$10 each if you have to buy them. SBC includes them when you sign up for the service, and ask how many you need, they sent me 10 of them.

I know from a technicians point of view that DSL is very reliable, as it is what I do for my regular 9-5. I the installs and repairs of them everyday. More often than not the DSL will still keep running even if there is a metallic fault on the cabling that causes the voice service to be useless such as a buzzing or hum caused by a grounded conducter or a short on the wiring that drops the dial tone.
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Old 05-28-2005, 07:04 PM
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Have tried both. DSL works great. Have had it for over a year with no problems.
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Old 05-28-2005, 08:59 PM
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I have cable & would not change, but i agree, depends where you are, some areas cant access cable.

In Australia anyway, i spose it's the same in the USA.
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Old 10-07-2005, 09:59 AM
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old thread I know. I like my DSL , but I do not want to pay for my phone service which I never use. So I am considering switching to cable for that reason. I would save about $33 per month. Also with broadband phone services coming around like skype, u can call anywhere for free over a broadband connection to another skype user with good quality .
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Old 10-11-2005, 03:34 AM
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First of all, they're both broadband...

So it's a bit like comparing apples and oranges when both are fruits, which one is better? Shee ...

As for me, I've been a broadband cable user for around 5 years now and have used strictly cablemodem for the reason it is usually fast enough AND I get a better deal with the Cable TV + modem than any other way around.

I tried dsl once, it worked ok and it's cool but I'm now switching to Vonage for Internet phone and once again, say bye-bye to ma bell.

...guess in the world of corporate megalopolies, it's a matter of which one skru's you the way you like it best LOL!
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