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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-29-2003, 03:13 PM Thread Starter
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DSL or Cable?

Im going to get a new internet service when i move and was wanting to get some suggestions on what to get, either DSL or Cable. I can get a DSL service with d/l speeds of 768kbps-1.5mbps and u/l speeds of 256kbps. Or i could go with a cable modem for the same price as the DSL. Service through DSL is SBC, and through Cable is Cox Commun.



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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-29-2003, 03:20 PM
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I think your DL/UL speed will vary with either offering.

In the circles I run in, cable seems to be more reliable than DSL but that can vary depending on the infrastructure in your local area.

I believe cable requires no contract and is month-to-month billing. In case it doesn't work out, you are not out any penalty $ for breaking the agreement. In some Charter markets, cable internet is only offered to cable TV subsribers.

Ck out www.DSLreports.com for info pertinent to your area.
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-29-2003, 03:41 PM
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Cable > DSL
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-29-2003, 03:49 PM
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Where are you at?

I got the hookup (kinda) at Comcast.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-29-2003, 03:57 PM Thread Starter
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Im going to be in Tyler



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Yeah, out of our area. Sorry.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-29-2003, 04:27 PM
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Cable > DSL
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