...a product lives up to the hype. <br><br>Been having problems with the cable company for months...some sort of problem with the lines in the neighborhood. Anyway, got tired of that and switched to DSL. The speeds have been fantastic..at least twice what I was getting with the cable company, especially the upload speed. <br><br>Long live DSL!<br><br><img src=http://bellsouthpwp2.net/f/i/filelocker/misc/speed.png><br><br>
Finally... someone else having a good experience with DSL! I switched a while back and am pleased as punch with the increased speed over cable. Yet, most around me report the opposite. Go figure!?!?<br><br>Enjoy, dude! <br><br>- alec
I switched to SBC DSL years ago and have never had a problem, both in Ohio and Michigan. It worked out to be about $17 a month cheaper and plus I was able to drop my extra dial-up service for travel that saved me another $15 or so...SBC includes free nation-wide dial-up with their DSL.<br><br>_______<br>For unique Raku pottery, visit Mole Hill Studios at: http://www.molehillstudios.com
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>It still comes down to where you live. I switched from a horrid experience with DSL to bliss with cable. <p><hr></blockquote><p>So true. I had Broadband cable from 1998 to 2003 in northern MA and never had a problem. I had it when I lived in Vegas and it was great. But, here in southern MA it has been spotty. I've had the cable company out here twice, but they're useless. My sister had DSL when she first moved down here and it was so bad they switched to cable. My friends back in northern MA have DSL and love it. It really is a neighborhood to neighborhood thing.<br><br>
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>It really is a neighborhood to neighborhood thing.<p><hr></blockquote><p><br>How true.<br><br>Where I live, SBC is the phone carrier and I keep getting advertisements to sign up for DSL. I checked, and it's not available to my phone number. I talked to a person in town that said they had it and were pleased. I think it has something to do with how many feet you are from some kind of switching station.<br><br>Old farts, the hidden caulk of civilization. Jim Atkinson
_________________________ Old farts, the hidden caulk of civilization. Jim Atkinson
Loc: Lancaster PA USA
Bryan...<br><br>I really wish I understood more about what goes on with the Comcast subscribers who complain often about crappy service...if just for my own amusement and edification.<br><br>In the 4½ years I've had their Internet service (I've been hooked into the TV connection for 11½ years) I've had only maybe 3 or 4 major problems, the longest of which was less than 12 hours and was caused by a DDoS attack on DNS servers a couple years ago. The others were just for short periods and were caused by some major catastrophe like an excavator breaking a big fiber line, which got fixed relatively quickly. There might have been some smaller problems, like during maintenance or server upgrades, but I've barely noticed them, and I'm actively online for 16 hours of every day.<br><br>Other than that, my speed has been consistently near the high end of the advertized speed range every time I've tested it—and I test it pretty regularly. I wonder if it's because my first server hop is just a few miles down the road?<br><br><img src="http://home.comcast.net/~phoz/bbs/wugnetspeedtest.jpg" width="615" height="426"/><br><br>
It's going to wind up being a lot more than I paid with Cable, but those are the breaks. Because I do a lot of work from home, I was kidding myself anyway by not having a regular phone line with dial-up as a backup. I get a free dial-up account, so that's worth something. <br><br>The DSL package I have is like $46.95 a month, plus the phone line....which comes in at around $20 or so. <br><br>The cable internet was cheaper...around $45 a month or so...but you had to maintain cable TV service to get that discounted rate. Otherwise it was $10-$15 more a month. <br><br>Like somebody else said....I think it's a neighborhood to neighborhood thing. When I lived in Ohio, I had Internet service through Time-Warner for 5 years and it was rock solid. Here, whether it's the interference problem they describe or just the neighborhood is overloaded...the service was terrible. <br><br>
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