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DSL or Cable ?

Discussion in 'Digital Marketing' started by ArizPestWeed, Mar 5, 2005.

  1. LawnsRUsInc.

    LawnsRUsInc. LawnSite Senior Member
    from midwest
    Posts: 916

    Oh really my friend got DSL installed and it was expensive for the filters.

    Oh well anythings better than dial up i just switched a month ago and love it
  2. ALarsh

    ALarsh LawnSite Silver Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 2,412

    You can get a dead line. We have it in our house. It is a separate line that does not have a phone number. I do not know the details but it can just be used for the modem and I believe it is cheaper than a regular phone line.
  3. mdvaden

    mdvaden LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,944

    I like our DSL. It's only been down for 2 days in the past year.

    The filters - about 6 - were free. They supplied the modem and also the cost of the wireless router reimburses after 30 days.

    Our son has cable, and knows it's faster, but says our DSL is very good when he comes over here to work on our computers.

    I wouldn't want to pay the extra $15 to $20 a month for cable. I'd almost have to be business dependent on it.

    It's fairly rare that I move a 50 meg file to my image albums.
  4. Mower For Less

    Mower For Less LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 823

    I am in love with my cable modem. :rolleyes: Not all cable internet is created equal though, and I think thats where some of the debate comes in. I have Comcast Cable, and they have a 4MB download speed, which compared to a 56K modem is SMOKING. And I have achieved every bit of the 4MB speed when I do bandwith tests, or download a large file from a fast server. However, my buddy has Cable through WOW! and he has their basic package, which is only 112kbps. By comparison his cable modem might as well be a dial up connection. The only advantage is it is always connected, other than that I cannot stand to be on the internet at his house. So make sure you compare apples to apples, and check the bandwith rating of the internet service before you sign up, that will make more of a difference than wether it is comming over a phone line or cable line.

  5. The Dude

    The Dude LawnSite Member
    Posts: 221

    I had alot of problems with comcast being reliable when I lived in Richmond. But since moving to Jersey and being with optimum online i have had zero downtime. I am very pleased.

    Another perk to having a cable modem is that you can have it, pay only for the internet and have cable service to your entire house, since cable internet runs off of an unused channel. But, of course, I don't do this....
  6. greeneakers04

    greeneakers04 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 162

    Had both. Recently got cable and am very pleased. The DSL seemed to kick in and out more often. Nothing's perfect, but so far, cable is better.
  7. jt5019

    jt5019 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,432

    I have dsl and im pleased with it.It hardly ever goes down and when it does its usually only a couple of minutes.The speed is good enough for me plus i get a employee discount because my brother install dsl for the phone company :)
  8. T Edwards

    T Edwards LawnSite Member
    Posts: 230

    I just did a time-test with my cable modem and here's the rate.

    3.3 megabits per second

    Communications: 3.3 megabits per second
    Storage: 407.5 kilobytes per second
    1MB file download: 2.5 seconds
    Subjective rating: Awesome

    DSL can't touch it.
  9. tonygreek

    tonygreek LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,439

    T Edwards, out of curiosity, could you post your rates from anywhere between 8:00pm to 10:00pm or so? depending upon how built up your area is with customers, i'm curious to see what, if any, drop-off you have.

  10. lawnandplow42

    lawnandplow42 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 508

    although they're probably right about cable being faster, i have no complaints with my DSL

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