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DSL or Cable ?

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

  1. out4now

    out4now LawnSite Bronze Member
    from AZ
    Posts: 1,796

    Cable by far.
  2. ArizPestWeed

    ArizPestWeed LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,457

    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 ??????????
  3. Mower For Less

    Mower For Less LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 823

    Yes, you are going to be limited by the bandwidth and geographic location of the site you are trying to access.

  4. prolawncorp

    prolawncorp LawnSite Member
    Posts: 6

    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
  5. lawncare3

    lawncare3 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,981

    DSL is about as good as a LITTLE bit faster then dialup. Trialed it for 3 days then got "cable by comcast" lmao
  6. brunosplace

    brunosplace LawnSite Member
    Posts: 33

    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.
  7. hollywood

    hollywood LawnSite Member
    Posts: 93

    Have tried both. DSL works great. Have had it for over a year with no problems.
  8. Aussie Topcat

    Aussie Topcat LawnSite Member
    Posts: 90

    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.
  9. tinman

    tinman LawnSite Bronze Member
    from ga
    Posts: 1,348

    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 .
  10. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,653

    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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