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Fastest type of high speed connection?

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  1. Holly3278

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    Hi. I am trying to figure out what kind of high speed connection would be the fastest. Would it be DSL, Broadband, Cable, or some other kind of connection? Preferably, I will definitely want it to be fast for downloading web pages and also for downloading any kind of file. Your advice will be appreciated. Thanks!
     
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  3. Holly3278

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    Ok. Thanks for the links.
     
  4. putasolution

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    Broadband is the generic name for High speed internet Access of which cable and DSL are two types. Whether you get cable or DSL depends very much on the ISPs operating in your area.
     
  5. $teve

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    satellite is the fastest and most expensive.
    for on-line gaming its useless though.
     
  6. KeithKman

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    I played on an OC-48 server for Counter-Strike once. It was so awesome.
     
  7. BillC

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    Actually I think a lot depends on the ISP's available in your area. Here in Atlanta, the cable providers are faster than DSL in most cases. Comcast is providing about 1.8mbps but are now "testing increasing it by 50% to 100%. When tested, I'm getting speeds of 2.4mbps to 3.0mbps depending on how and where I do the test.

    I think all this "testing" is a grand marketing scheme to get users used to the speed and for a modest increase of $xx after the test peroid we will be able to keep the faster connection. As they say, stay tuned.

    I think cable is the fastest for the price range. What I really want is one of those OC lines Richard posted! :D
     
  8. Piringa

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    Yeah, Hey guys so how come some isp's offer higher speeds than others? My friend in new york has a cable connection and it only goes up to 765kbbp or something while I have dsl in california with verizon and I get 1.3 mbbps. It used to be 765kbbps but now I get 1.3 mgps and its cheaper I pay 35 a month now.
     
  9. putasolution

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    Depnds on what the ISPs are hawking at a particular time, but also on telephone exchanges, the age of equipment and distance from the exchange

    In the UK, they are all trying to sell broadband, but with only two cable operators in limited areas, DSL is dominant. That too though is limited to certain areas because our telephone exchanges aren't up to scratch or you live too far away from an exchange.

    In the UK, The ombudsman plays a part too, So if he feels that BT are price fixing, he raps them on the knuckles and tells them to reduce the price
     
  10. KeithKman

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    many factors. Example: number of people in the area, location, ISP, servers, ect.
     
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