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Posted: 8/12/2005 11:45:50 AM EDT
Looking at switching our internet from cable to DSL. Is there really much of a difference other then price? We don't do alot of downloads, if that matters.
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 11:48:43 AM EDT
with DSL your speed stays the same....cable it depends on how many users you have online in your area......I have DSL....buddy of mine had cable....most of the time he was faster on downloads.....but I had him beat everytime on uploads.....and I could host online games for us to play he could not....
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 11:52:06 AM EDT
Ok, so SBC is offering 1.5mpbs vs 3.0 mpbs. The cheaper of the 2 being 14.95 a mth, the other 24.99 a mth. No online gaming done here, would the 1.5 be sufficient?

Disclaimer, yes I am totally pc ignorant. I can do what I need to do and that's it!!
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 11:57:32 AM EDT

Originally Posted By MrsGungho:
Ok, so SBC is offering 1.5mpbs vs 3.0 mpbs. The cheaper of the 2 being 14.95 a mth, the other 24.99 a mth. No online gaming done here, would the 1.5 be sufficient?

Disclaimer, yes I am totally pc ignorant. I can do what I need to do and that's it!!



Unless you download alot of large files then 1.5 will be plenty of speed.
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 11:57:42 AM EDT

Originally Posted By MrsGungho:
Ok, so SBC is offering 1.5mpbs vs 3.0 mpbs. The cheaper of the 2 being 14.95 a mth, the other 24.99 a mth. No online gaming done here, would the 1.5 be sufficient?

Disclaimer, yes I am totally pc ignorant. I can do what I need to do and that's it!!



For just regular internet, yes, hey dial up works. This is just a ton faster. It is a great deal!
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 11:58:42 AM EDT
thanks guys, I am off to order my 1.5 DSL.
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 12:00:47 PM EDT
Dial-up doesn't work. Dial-up is light-years away from being CLOSE to being anything as good as cable.

Mrs. GH, you might do well with the 1.5.
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 12:05:59 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/12/2005 12:07:06 PM EDT by Dragracer_Art]
The slowest day on my cable broadband is still more than 4x faster than dsl...

Worst speed test has been around 8100k/down and 697k/up.

I'll never go back to dsl.
I'm on a 1.5 dsl connection here at work and it drives me nuts. It's like comparing dialup to dsl. Cable is so much better. (In my uncongested neck of the woods at least)

For $15 though, i'd say the dsl is the way to go...
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 12:09:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Dragracer_Art:
The slowest day on my cable broadband is still more than 4x faster than dsl...

Worst speed test has been around 8100k/down and 697k/up.

I'll never go back to dsl.
I'm on a 1.5 dsl connection here at work and it drives me nuts. It's like comparing dialup to dsl. Cable is so much better. (In my uncongested neck of the woods at least)

For $15 though, i'd say the dsl is the way to go...



*offtopic nazi*OFFTOPIC!!!*/offtopic nazi*
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 12:10:32 PM EDT
MrsGungho: If your just a web surfer the 1.5mbps down, .75mpbs up would be fine. I'm using that now, and I'm SBC/Yahoo $30/month. This is assuming you're only web surfing and not up or down loading large files.
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