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Dsl Vs Cable

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#1 TessW


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Posted 16 September 2006 - 02:32 PM

Can I run many of the same applications on a DSL line that I would be able to run on high-speed (cable) internet line?

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Posted 16 September 2006 - 08:25 PM

Yes, everything should work the same under both type of services. (DSL and Cable)

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Posted 16 September 2006 - 08:44 PM

With cable you can be pretty sure of what speed you are buying. Possible speed over DSL depends on how far you are from the phone company's office. Not as the crow flies but the actual length of telephone cable. 3 miles is about the limit. Phone companies are notoriously deceptive about actual speeds you can get.
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Posted 17 September 2006 - 05:47 PM

Whilst DSL is restrictive in terms of distance, cable also has its drawbacks. One of the biggest is the fact that you have to share your connection with every othercable internet user in your neighborhood. this can really make the internet drag during peak use times, especially if you live in a city or other densely populated area.

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