[Lvlug] Cable or DSL?
Sat, 25 Nov 2000 09:27:52 -0500
Comments below. Some beside the point. The main thing was to clarify
the RCN price -- it is (was?) $19.95 / month for one __or__ two way
service, depending on the equipment they have in your area. For two
years I've been bugging them about when we would have two way in my
area. "Soon." (Clearly, it must be "sooner" now than it was two years
ago. ;-) )
heart legs wrote:
> If you are looking at straight speed, I think cable
> will win out in the long run, although perhaps this is
It is debateable. I sent a note to Tom about some of what I think I
know, after he responds I'll share it with you.
I have heard that cable bandwidth is
> shared, so that the more people on the same length of
> cable, the less each individual has with regards to
> bandwidth. Perhaps this is the same with DSL, but I
> have read it is more of a concern with cable.
Cable is indeed shared -- you do not have a dedicated coax from your
house to the cable TV company, you do have a dedicated line from your
phone to the phone company( switching office), but Tom is correct in
saying that all Internet connections are shared (at some level in the
> Cable appears to be cheaper than DSL. That is,
> one-way cable. I am not sure how much 2-way is, or
> where it is available right now.
RCN's deal is $19.95 for one or __two__ way connections -- you don't get
a choice, it depends on the equipment they have in your area.
> When I went for broadband, RCN did not have this 19.95
> deal. They were a bit cheaper than Fastnet's DSL by
> 10 bucks. I opted for DSL since I had been a customer
> with Fastnet for 5 years, and was extremely pleased
> with the service. Also, I received a static ip and
> the connection was 2-way.
> Given the opportunity today, I would probably make the
> same decision. I may not dl an ISO in 2 hours, but I
> like the service I have.
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