[Lvlug] Cable or DSL?
Sat, 25 Nov 2000 11:09:53 -0500
You aren't Pat by any chance?
Anyway, thanks for straightening me out! I got the $19.95 price at a
computer show about 3 months ago, but probably before his boss
straightened him out! ;-) (that it was 39.95 for two way) Darn, I was
looking forward to saving money on my Internet connection.
You're probably right about hooking to a Windows machine initially, but
I run the risk of not being successful using IPRoute. I will have to
build up my confidence before I switch, or be ready to implement
Internet Connection Sharing from Windows.
The Knights wrote:
> About 3 months ago, I tried to get the RCN deal for 19.95 just after
> they advertised it at the
> Computer show and was told that it was $19.95 for only those customers in a
> one-way area.
> I guess this was to help offset the cost of the second phone line that is
> needed. If you want
> two-way as I did, the price is something like 39.95/ month. Sorry to bust
> anyone's hopes, but
> that was the story when I got hooked up.
> Also, as far as Cable modem to IProute machine, It would probably be
> best to let them hook
> it up to a windows machine and then move it later since they only support
> Windows and Mac. I
> think you can read only support in the way that they can't answer any
> questions but if you can get
> it working more power to you. Kinda like a "don't ask, don't tell"
> my 2 cents,
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: rhkramer <email@example.com>
> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Saturday, November 25, 2000 9:27 AM
> Subject: Re: [Lvlug] Cable or DSL?
> > heart legs,
> > 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. ;-) )
> > Randy
> > heart legs wrote:
> > >
> > > If you are looking at straight speed, I think cable
> > > will win out in the long run, although perhaps this is
> > > debateable.
> > 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
> > hierarchy).
> > >
> > > 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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