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Post by Lorne on Thu Sep 03, 2009 9:23 am

Which one?

Before you say "CABLE/FIBRE IS FASTER U N00BZ albino "

There are a lot of other things you must take in to account. Personally I am on DSL's side. You might learn a few things from this thread. Wink
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Post by jordy on Thu Sep 03, 2009 9:25 am

i like them both cuse they both have pros and cons Razz

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Post by Lorne on Thu Sep 03, 2009 9:28 am

Good point there jordy.

I'm going to make a few arguements here now

Cable:
Pros:
Usually faster and cheaper than DSL.
If you don't use your landline phone you can cancel line rental.

Cons:
Not available in most places in the UK and many other parts of the world.
If other people in your street are on cable your internet will slow down when they start using the internet.
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Post by jordy on Thu Sep 03, 2009 9:44 am

Lorne wrote:Good point there jordy.

I'm going to make a few arguements here now

Cable:
Pros:
Usually faster and cheaper than DSL.
If you don't use your landline phone you can cancel line rental.

Cons:
Not available in most places in the UK and many other parts of the world.
If other people in your street are on cable your internet will slow down when they start using the internet.

1 thing id say it avaliable in over 50% of the uk so that is most places

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Post by Lorne on Thu Sep 03, 2009 9:45 am

No, actually cable is only available in about 20-30% of the UK.
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Post by jordy on Thu Sep 03, 2009 9:53 am

well i can get it Razz and i like the way avatars are on left side better Very Happy

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Re: DSL or Cable?

Post by Lorne on Thu Sep 03, 2009 10:05 am

Just because you can get it doesn't mean the rest of the world can. I can't. Also me too with the avatars.

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Re: DSL or Cable?

Post by CPUMaster500 on Thu Sep 03, 2009 5:08 pm

Definitely Cable. I work as a network administrator for Comcast, and I can assure you that our internet speeds are way faster than anything you can get from a phone company. Not to mention it's more widely available of course. I know from experience, because I've used both types of connections. DSL is for suckers!! Laughing


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Post by Lorne on Fri Sep 04, 2009 12:16 am

CPUMaster500 wrote:Definitely Cable. I work as a network administrator for Comcast, and I can assure you that our internet speeds are way faster than anything you can get from a phone company. Not to mention it's more widely available of course. I know from experience, because I've used both types of connections. DSL is for suckers!! Laughing
It's widely available in the US. But there is no cable available in my area and most of the UK. DSL is available in almost 100% of homes in the UK.

Also with LLU and 21CN coming to more and more exchanges (although they aren't in my exchange, 21CN will be available in 2011) you can see DSL reaching speeds of up to 24mbps at pretty low prices.

Also at least in the UK it's not really cable, it's fibre (which is only available in cabled areas) and there's only one ISP; Virgin Media and quite honestly: THEY SUCK!!! Also if you want any speeds over what DSL can achieve you're paying through the nose.


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Post by Azlan96 on Fri Sep 04, 2009 1:26 am

Here we only got Dial up, WiMax, ADSL, Wireless broadband (3/3.5G) and FTTH for universities, companies..
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Re: DSL or Cable?

Post by Lorne on Fri Sep 04, 2009 8:11 am

Azlan96 wrote:Here we only got Dial up, WiMax, ADSL, Wireless broadband (3/3.5G) and FTTH for universities, companies..
ADSL is pretty good. Because I'm close to my telephone exchange I can get 6.5mbps with ADSL if my phone line wiring is any good and I have a decent ISP Very Happy

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Re: DSL or Cable?

Post by George on Fri Sep 04, 2009 9:32 am

Lorne wrote:
Azlan96 wrote:Here we only got Dial up, WiMax, ADSL, Wireless broadband (3/3.5G) and FTTH for universities, companies..
ADSL is pretty good. Because I'm close to my telephone exchange I can get 6.5mbps with ADSL if my phone line wiring is any good and I have a decent ISP Very Happy

Have You switched to O2 then yet. Cause I thought you thought Aol was horrible and you only got around 2mbps.
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Post by CPUMaster500 on Fri Sep 04, 2009 10:10 am

Lorne wrote:It's widely available in the US. But there is no cable available in my area and most of the UK. DSL is available in almost 100% of homes in the UK.

Also with LLU and 21CN coming to more and more exchanges (although they aren't in my exchange, 21CN will be available in 2011) you can see DSL reaching speeds of up to 24mbps at pretty low prices.

Also at least in the UK it's not really cable, it's fibre (which is only available in cabled areas) and there's only one ISP; Virgin Media and quite honestly: THEY SUCK!!! Also if you want any speeds over what DSL can achieve you're paying through the nose.


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All internet speeds differ depending on location. I'm in the Houston area here in Texas, and DSL speeds here are nowhere near as fast as cable. I think the highest speed you can get with DSL in this area is about 3Mbps. With cable, you can get as high as 16Mbps.

I know of cities where you can get cable connections with speeds up to nearly 50Mbps. But it hasn't gotten that fast in my area yet. Sad I'm hoping it might in a few years.


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Re: DSL or Cable?

Post by Lorne on Fri Sep 04, 2009 10:28 am

George wrote:
Lorne wrote:
Azlan96 wrote:Here we only got Dial up, WiMax, ADSL, Wireless broadband (3/3.5G) and FTTH for universities, companies..
ADSL is pretty good. Because I'm close to my telephone exchange I can get 6.5mbps with ADSL if my phone line wiring is any good and I have a decent ISP Very Happy

Have You switched to O2 then yet. Cause I thought you thought Aol was horrible and you only got around 2mbps.
Switching to O2 when this blasted contract runs out in October.

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Re: DSL or Cable?

Post by Lorne on Fri Sep 04, 2009 10:29 am

DSL = Best choice in the UK

Cable = Best choice in the US.

So that's what we've established so far. Keep going guys!!!

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Re: DSL or Cable?

Post by Tommeeeh on Fri Sep 04, 2009 10:44 am

ADSL. :-( I want cable...

Believe it or not, they made the pipe things to put all the cables in my town, but guess what...

THEY DIDN'T PUT THE CABLES IN! F**K!

or at least that's what my dad told me...

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Re: DSL or Cable?

Post by Alessandro on Mon Sep 07, 2009 6:20 pm

I have ADSL, it's not the fastest Internet ever, but I'm happy with it.
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Re: DSL or Cable?

Post by Lorne on Tue Sep 08, 2009 2:36 am

xDSL LLU FTW!!! Razz

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Re: DSL or Cable?

Post by jordy on Tue Sep 08, 2009 9:58 am

CPUMaster500 wrote:
Lorne wrote:It's widely available in the US. But there is no cable available in my area and most of the UK. DSL is available in almost 100% of homes in the UK.

Also with LLU and 21CN coming to more and more exchanges (although they aren't in my exchange, 21CN will be available in 2011) you can see DSL reaching speeds of up to 24mbps at pretty low prices.

Also at least in the UK it's not really cable, it's fibre (which is only available in cabled areas) and there's only one ISP; Virgin Media and quite honestly: THEY SUCK!!! Also if you want any speeds over what DSL can achieve you're paying through the nose.


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All internet speeds differ depending on location. I'm in the Houston area here in Texas, and DSL speeds here are nowhere near as fast as cable. I think the highest speed you can get with DSL in this area is about 3Mbps. With cable, you can get as high as 16Mbps.

I know of cities where you can get cable connections with speeds up to nearly 50Mbps. But it hasn't gotten that fast in my area yet. Sad I'm hoping it might in a few years.


that makes sence us had cable all over but 16mbps is fastist uk has it in bg citys and popular places and we can reach 50 mbps smart virgin smart...

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Re: DSL or Cable?

Post by Lorne on Wed Sep 09, 2009 5:09 am

Virgin is just a terrible ISP. They are the sole reason why I prefer DSL.

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Re: DSL or Cable?

Post by MarioGPlayer on Sat Sep 12, 2009 9:36 am

I have an ADSL and it is slow sometimes
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Re: DSL or Cable?

Post by alexn98 on Mon Sep 14, 2009 1:59 pm

Cable is kind of better in the US but DSL is just as good. So I kinda say both.
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Re: DSL or Cable?

Post by Azlan96 on Tue Sep 15, 2009 6:40 am

alexn98 wrote:Cable is kind of better in the US but DSL is just as good. So I kinda say both.

How about FiOS, its on Fibre Optics..
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Re: DSL or Cable?

Post by Lorne on Tue Sep 15, 2009 10:58 am

Fibre Optic is cable.

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