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I know just about everyone that CAN have Comcast HAS it not just for cable but Broadband.... me too. Well recently I lost connectivity for a week, had to make an appointment for them to come out and they give you a window of say 4 hours in which you have to be there. I was and they got me going again but to be honest I am not 100% happy with the service since I have also had bad reception problems on the cable. They seem to come out about every 4 mos. to fix something. We have DSL in the area now and I have been giving it some thought since it is about $30.00 cheaper. A friend of mine that made the switch said he doesn't see a difference in what each does except when gaming which I don't do on-line. He said all the HS download stuff depends a ton on where it is coming from and their speed. I called Comcast today to see about a credit for the time I lost my service and then asked some questions about my bill and the Lady asked why I was asking. I told her to maybe make the switch to DSL since Comcast hasn't set the World on fire. She offered me a better deal of $29.99/mo compared to the $43.00/mo I am paying so that was cool. DSL will save $15.00/mo more if it isn't much of a downgrade. I started out with dial-up so how bad could it be?
 

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Dial Up to DSL to Comcast...Good.

Dial Up to Comcast to DSL...Bad.

I have DSL..Gonna get CC. Way faster..at least here in Fla.
 

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Which things are noticeably faster? Pages load faster than with dial-up and downloads are faster. Just wondering if I would really see it all that much. Not much Paris Hilton porn to look at anymore :D
 

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Around here DSL is limited to 760k or so. Cable is much faster here, don't know about DSL in other areas.
 

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i have bellsouth extreme dsl, ( the fastest bellsouth offers) and it's great it even shows how long it took to bring up the page 2.8 sec. etc.. :yup:
 

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I've always known Comcast to have problems here in MD. I have Verizon DSL and haven't had a lick of trouble out of it. We have Comcast at work and it goes down somewhat frequently. Also, I've heard that this is a Comcast problem from others, but at work when we have a lot of people using the net (like at lunch time) it slows down quite a bit. Streaming of videos don't come down nearly as fast as 8am.
 

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I have Comcast for the internet seems to work fine, but I have a dish for the TV.
 

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To be honest[around here at least] DSL speeds stay pretty much constant.
Cable speeds can vary different times of the day[depending on how many users are on your line].
I've played with both and use DSL.
I can easilly afford cable,but why?
The extra cost is a waste and what usually happens is your firewall and A/V protection programs negate any differences anyway.
Save your money.
Most of the computer techs I know are on DSL up here.
That tells me something. :)
 

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Ordering DSL today to try it out for the free month they give you. I will keep you posted if it sucks balls! :yup:
 

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CallMeMud said:
I know just about everyone that CAN have Comcast HAS it not just for cable but Broadband.... me too. Well recently I lost connectivity for a week, had to make an appointment for them to come out and they give you a window of say 4 hours in which you have to be there. I was and they got me going again but to be honest I am not 100% happy with the service since I have also had bad reception problems on the cable. They seem to come out about every 4 mos. to fix something. We have DSL in the area now and I have been giving it some thought since it is about $30.00 cheaper. A friend of mine that made the switch said he doesn't see a difference in what each does except when gaming which I don't do on-line. He said all the HS download stuff depends a ton on where it is coming from and their speed. I called Comcast today to see about a credit for the time I lost my service and then asked some questions about my bill and the Lady asked why I was asking. I told her to maybe make the switch to DSL since Comcast hasn't set the World on fire. She offered me a better deal of $29.99/mo compared to the $43.00/mo I am paying so that was cool. DSL will save $15.00/mo more if it isn't much of a downgrade. I started out with dial-up so how bad could it be?
DID COMCAST adjust your bill for the outage for a week?

I pay $14.99 for VERIZON DSL. works fine for me.

I HATE COMCAST & CAN"T wait to dump them for VERIZON FIOS TV= ALA CARTE. No more SPANISH & BRAZILIAN TV! UGH
 

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DSL is going away. How can you compete with the cable companies offering download speeds in the 10mb range? DSL just can't do that. While it's impressive to think how fast you can transfer data over a copper phone line, it doesn't compare to a real broadband connection like cable.

A good speedtest web site is www.bandwidthplace.com/speedtest . It will test your connection and then tell you what is typical in your area.
 

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That's where I think maybe cable isn't all it is cracked up to be. At times mine acts weird and goes kind of slow. From what I understand is since it is shared if we have many in the Community on-line doing stuff at once it is slower. Also your download depends on where it coming from too, no?


Comcast credited me and dropped it down to $29.99/mo. :yup:
 

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Orlando_87GN said:
DSL is going away. How can you compete with the cable companies offering download speeds in the 10mb range? DSL just can't do that. While it's impressive to think how fast you can transfer data over a copper phone line, it doesn't compare to a real broadband connection like cable.

A good speedtest web site is www.bandwidthplace.com/speedtest . It will test your connection and then tell you what is typical in your area.
I tried work:

Speed
364.2 kilobits per second

Communications 364.2 kilobits per second
Storage 44.5 kilobytes per second
1MB file download 23 seconds
Subjective rating Not bad

Explain results


Info
Date & time Friday, July 21, 2:53PM*
Test type IDT4 Free
Connection type T1 or HDSL
Region Delaware
Data size 1024KB
 

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I have Verizon DSL and am perfectly happy with the speed, especially considering that it's only $14.95 a month.
 

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Home:


Speed
9.7 megabits per second

Communications 9.7 megabits per second
Storage 1.2 megabytes per second
1MB file download 0.9 seconds
Subjective rating Unbelievable

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Info
Date & time Friday, July 21, 6:44PM*
Test type IDT4 Free
Connection type Cable
Region Maryland
Data size 1024KB


LOL :D


One of you DSL guys put some numbers up please.
 

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Jesse what modom do you have? shoot me a pm I will try and get your speed bumped up some....


*edit* Here is a test that I just ran with my comcast connection... Here is the thing tough I have 4 websites runing out of my house so if I turned them off the speed would actually go up even more :headbang:


12.4 megabits per second
Communications 12.4 megabits per second
Storage 1.5 megabytes per second
1MB file download 0.7 seconds
Subjective rating Unbelievable
 

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Verizon DSL speed test.. I am happy.

Communications 716.5 kilobits per second
Storage 87.5 kilobytes per second
1MB file download 11.7 seconds
Subjective rating Good
 

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ttypewe4jim said:
Jesse what modom do you have? shoot me a pm I will try and get your speed bumped up some....

I have a RCA. These ratings I think reflect what the guy at work told me about how many around you are on at any given time. Right before I did that test I got 13.4 so it varies a ton. All that blazing speed does help I guess in the download department :dunno:
 

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I just tried again and got 6.1. 10 seconds later I got this:


Speed
13.5 megabits per second

Communications 13.5 megabits per second
Storage 1.6 megabytes per second
1MB file download 0.6 seconds
Subjective rating Unbelievable

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Date & time Friday, July 21, 11:04PM*
Test type IDT4 Free
Connection type Cable
Region Maryland
Data size 1024KB


Varies like a bitch!
 

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See what I mean:

2.6 megabits per second

Communications 2.6 megabits per second
Storage 319.5 kilobytes per second
1MB file download 3.2 seconds
Subjective rating Great

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Date & time Friday, July 21, 11:07PM*
Test type IDT4 Free
Connection type Cable
Region Maryland
Data size 1024KB



It says on that site 3 free a month. I think I am up to 20 now so that's odd.
 
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