View Poll Results: What are you using atm ?

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  • DSL

    20 36.36%
  • CABLE

    24 43.64%
  • Mobile Broadband (USB Modem)

    4 7.27%
  • Fibre

    9 16.36%
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Thread: DSL || CABLE || Mobile Broadband Which one do you prefer ?

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    DSL || CABLE || Mobile Broadband Which one do you prefer ?

    Which connection type have you chosen & why ?
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    Re: DSL || CABLE || Mobile Broadband Which one do you prefer ?

    at home im using cable/fibre (its fibre to the curb, cable to the house) because I get less latency compared to an (A)DSL line.

    When im out I used mobile broadband on my "Mifi" thing, as its all that is available when im on the move.
    Last edited by markp1989; October 11th, 2011 at 05:43 PM.
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    Re: DSL || CABLE || Mobile Broadband Which one do you prefer ?

    I prefer DSL: you pay for your line and your speed, and you can do what you like with it. In reality I have cable at home, as Verizon has stopped upgrading their DSL infrastructure to force people who want faster speeds onto FiOS, which doesn't appeal to me for a variety of reasons.

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    Re: DSL || CABLE || Mobile Broadband Which one do you prefer ?

    Fiber optics.

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    Re: DSL || CABLE || Mobile Broadband Which one do you prefer ?

    I use DSL because I hate Comcast. They billed me for two months after I canceled. I did not pay it and they sent it to a collection agency which call me every day at the same time so I know to just ignore it. This has been going on for three years. I don't try to stop it because I figure it is costing them to keep trying.
    When I get the junk mail asking me to subscribe to Comcast I send the envelope back empty so they have to pay the postage.

    I do all I can to encourage people to cut the cable.
    Last edited by JRV; October 11th, 2011 at 08:47 PM.
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    Re: DSL || CABLE || Mobile Broadband Which one do you prefer ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ubupirate View Post
    Fiber optics.
    +1 We had Verizon DSL and it was very reliable. Being about a mile from the CO plus new infrastructure didn't hurt. We now have Verizon FiOS and it has been excellent. Speedtest.net shows 30 Mb. down 22 up any time of the day or night. My wife detests Comcast which is the cable alternative where we are.

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    Re: DSL || CABLE || Mobile Broadband Which one do you prefer ?

    What I prefer or what I have? I have cable, but I would rather have DSL.

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    Re: DSL || CABLE || Mobile Broadband Which one do you prefer ?

    I recently moved. Where I lived previously the fastest service was cable. Where I am living now we could have DSL, cable, or FiOS as options. I chose FiOS. Cable is shared; therefore, if a neighbor uses a lot of bandwidth you are in contention with them for bandwidth. With FiOS, you are supposed have dedicated bandwidth; therefore, your neighbor can do what they want and it is is not supposed to affect your speeds. Also, for my area, FiOS is less expensive than cable; however, they are both a lot more expensive than DSL. I really don't have a need at this time for Mobile Broadband.

    In the poll I chose "other"; because, FiOS or Fiber was not an option.
    Last edited by Old_Grey_Wolf; October 12th, 2011 at 12:56 AM.
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    Re: DSL || CABLE || Mobile Broadband Which one do you prefer ?

    I don't see why anyone would prefer dsl over cable, besides being cheaper.

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    Re: DSL || CABLE || Mobile Broadband Which one do you prefer ?

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfen69 View Post
    I don't see why anyone would prefer dsl over cable, besides being cheaper.
    If you live in Canada one word: Rogers. DSL is preferable at more that twice the price.

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