Re: [ECHOLINKHAMS] Re: Providers Cable vs DSL (telephone High speed)
- This report is more typical of what I read and hear about cable. I'm happy with my 1 megabit dsl performance, but I suspect most cable providers will beat that. But not all, and if yours doesn't, take a look at dsl.----- Original Message -----From: Tim Kemp WB4BAHSent: Thursday, January 29, 2004 1:01 PMSubject: Re: [ECHOLINKHAMS] Re: Providers Cable vs DSL (telephone High speed)Well, I won't complain about the speed on my Earthlink/Road Runner cable
connection. I know of at least 6 other users in my neaighboorhood and
there are probably many more. I consistantly get 3 megabit download
speed 24/7. Have noticed no decrease as people come on line in the
neighboorhood. ISP has told us it could possibly go down as people are
added, but that if it does they guaranteed they would add enough
bandwidth to switches in our area to keep it above 1 megabit minimum.
Actually we were initially capped at only one megabit when we went
online with it in 2000, but as people have been added locally they have
gradually added bandwidth and last year they raised the cap to 3
megabits which we have been getting every time we have checked it..
I've yet to see any DSL that exceeds that.
> ---Well your correct in that your actual connection speed does get
> slower as more and more user's get online with cable and start eating
> up the bandwidth provided by your local cable company. The reason Dsl
> is so much faster is that dsl is a dedicated subsriber line. Meaning
> the Fiber or coiless line is dedicated strictly to your company or
> home. This isnt rhe case with cable. As more and more people get on
> cable the more and more slower it will become. Until the cable
> companys provide more and better infustructure. DSL has always been
> faster then cable and always will be. Some may argue this but as a
> technician I have seen this difference. Mind you some people also
> dont understand there are various types of DSL lines available to