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DSL or Cable ?

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

  1. iluvscag

    iluvscag LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 740

    In my area I oay 60-65$ a onth for charter gold cable (4 meg up and 3 meg down) of course i have 2 other families in the neighborhood who use it also so I may get the occasional slow down. But overall i think cable would be worth it.

    Pro on DSL- always same speed kind of like a direct connection.
     
  2. Mower For Less

    Mower For Less LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 823

    Results from InternetFrog.com

    Speed Test Results
    Download: 3,994,592 bps
    Upload: 389,912 bps
    QOS: 95%
    RTT: 65 ms
    MaxPause: 30 ms

    Results from Cnet.com:

    3109.8 Kbps - You 3109.8 kbps

    Results from http://speedtest.mn.charter.com/

    TCP/Web100 Network Diagnostic Tool v5.2.1e
    DO NOT USE YOUR CONNECTION WHILE TEST IS RUNNING
    click START to begin
    Preparing Speedtest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Done
    running 10s outbound test (upload) . . . . . 373.93Kb/s
    running 10s inbound test (download) . . . . . . 4.20Mb/s

    Your speed is 76.47 times faster than 56Kb dialup

    Your PC is connected to a Cable/DSL modem

    click START to re-test


    Your not going to convince me to give up my Cable for DSL. :cool2:

    Kevin
     
  3. spoolinaround

    spoolinaround LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 331

    we are the only ones in this neighborhood to have the Buckeye 6mbit cable, and it averages about 5.5mbit nomatter the time, one time I even downloaded a 100gb file of movies and it didnt take too long
     
  4. MJLsLawnCareNmoreLLC

    MJLsLawnCareNmoreLLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 841

    Id say DSL. Its more reliable. With cable, if too many users are on it slows down the connection way down.
     
  5. Frontier-Lawn

    Frontier-Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,938

    i have a comcast cable modem. i love it. before i have verizon dsl and it sucked bad. every time the line would go out for more then 5min they would have to cancel the serivice witch took 14days to clear then another 10days to set up the new account. i have dsl for 4 months and went throu 16 email addresses. (thous are your acount # with verizon) becuase you cant reuse them for 8months
     
  6. Drew Gemma

    Drew Gemma LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,511

    I love my dsl wouldn't have anything else.
     
  7. The C Man

    The C Man LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 527

    I have DSL now and got rid of cable as I mentioned when I responded earlier in the thread. I can't tell any difference, and I'm saving $30 a month. Personally I think those speeds tests you can take to test your connection are a little misleading. Maybe when you're downloading huge files like movies you'll see an advantage with cable, but I don't think you'll see much difference if you're transferring less data, like coming here to lawnsite and browsing discussion forums.
     
  8. Rob's Lawn Care

    Rob's Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 52

    I have dsl service (512K) through a local company in my town here for 39.95 per month. the cable service here runs 64.50 monthly. i was curios on what everyone paid for their service and if it was available nationwide or by state?
     
  9. GreenUtah

    GreenUtah LawnSite Senior Member
    from SLC, UT
    Posts: 866

    on the charter link, my 1.5 dsl pulled:
    outbound 834.68 kb/s
    inbound 1.28 Mb/s
    23.3 times faster than 56k dialup

    what's that mean? I can upload files faster and download slower than the cable test, only important if you are uploading web pages and graphics a lot, which I am. Speed is also dependent on your host server and how busy it is, regardless of line usage. The type of operating system you run and what programs are running in the background all play a part in how fast you can grab pages as well. In my office, I run 1.5 DSL on a program laden windows machine that does fine not making me wait. At home, I run a stripped XP machine with a 2.8 processor on a 256 DSL and it is usually only a tick behind loading most of my usual pages. At my studio, another 1.5 DSL on mac os10 flys through things, all with the same ISP at different locations with the same line provider. No matter how fast you connect, you likely will not get the full connection from normal servers as the parcel out the traffic on their side as well, so it really boils down to price and reliability. Here, comcast pricing is a joke, Qwest charges 28 bucks for the DSL service on my business lines and 14 for my resi, then I add my own ISP on top of that, that's not tough math to do..lol..my two cents
     
  10. bigz1001

    bigz1001 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 128

    I think it mostly depends on the provider. Not all providers are created equal. :rolleyes:

    Adelphia
    From http://speedtest.mn.charter.com/ ...
    TCP/Web100 Network Diagnostic Tool v5.2.1e
    DO NOT USE YOUR CONNECTION WHILE TEST IS RUNNING
    click START to begin
    Preparing Speedtest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Done
    running 10s outbound test (upload) . . . . . 452.68Kb/s
    running 10s inbound test (download) . . . . . . 3.75Mb/s

    Your speed is 68.26 times faster than 56Kb dialup

    Your PC is connected to a Cable/DSL modem
     

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