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Broadband Or Dsl.....?

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  1. britishbeef

    britishbeef Thread Starter

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    I have gotten absolutely tired of dial up, but i am also not sure what to go with. I have heard that with regards to broadband your downloads and uploads depends on the traffic of people using the service at the same time in one's area, and distance from one's carrier in the case of DSL. In my area my choices are basically "Sprint or roadrunner", I would be grateful if anyone can enlighten me, before i sign the dotted line. Many Thanks




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    I believe what you've heard is generally true. Sometimes the number of users online can slow down your speed on highspeed broadband cable. But... even then I think it is faster than DSL. The costs are similar and for my vote, I'd go with Roadrunner.

    It might be good to see if you have others in your neighborhood that have an opinion. Location can make a difference, but either will blow your socks off compared to dial-up.
     
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    britishbeef Thread Starter

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    Thanks a lot.
     
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    Check with known ISP servicers in your area to see if both are available to you and the prices. Good luck and you will love either of them...err I can only speak about DSL cause that is what I have had now for 2+ years.
     
  5. jbcalg

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    try the ratings and user comments at: http://www.dslreports.com/ (center and right side 'find ISP')

    they also have user forums for both RR and Sprint

    i use cable, even at slowest, it's faster than dsl in my area

    ...and when it's fast - blows dsl out of the water

    note: dsl tends to be slower, but lower pings, better for gamers

    with cable you're somewhat at the mercy of the other nusers on your node, but 'good' cable ISPs try and monitor the high end users

    with dsl it's your proximity to your CO (central office) as measured by the twists and turns of where they buried/strung the lines - you'll still hit bottlenecks, but further away

    most ISPs have trial offers, so might want to try both at reduced price, see what works for ya
     
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