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  Need some help from you experts, am trying to make an informed decision on whether to change from a cable isp to dsl. [Why? to cut down on monthly expenses.]

  Can anyone tell me frm 1sthand experience what kind of connection speed Qwest dsl delivers? or is this wildly-dependent on the geographical location + condition of the user's existing telephone lines? My present [cable] conn. speed as tested @ TestMy.net is approx. 2.8 Mbps....Can I expect that speed to drop drastically if I change to Qwest dsl?

  Does the telephone line condition factor in? The home in question is over 50 yrs old, & I am guessing the telephone lines are anything-but-fresh.

  Thanks in advance for any help on this!

terry b.

hey riprap and welcome to the forum :)

the speed you get with dsl is depending on how far away from the CO you live (accesspoint where your copper  end) and also quality of wiring.

this is the qwest averages here https://testmy.net/host_stats.php?host=qwest.net&notboolean=1

hope this help abit

VanBuren :)

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:) riprap ,

First welcome to the site, hope you enjoy and tell your friends about  what I think is the best test site on the net, and we have many people that are willing to help answer questions...................In my opinion you will be lucky if you get half the speed that you now get if you change from cable to qwest DSL, thats just a typical outcome that I have seen from my own experience  What are the price differences going to be 4u?

I ask because for me its not that much more expensive for cable as it would be for DSL. I pay 40 bucks a month for great speeds from COX~HSI in Tucson AZ.. I'm sure others will also give there ideas and experiences. Whatever you do keep visiting and if you need help to "tweak" your connection someone will help.  :)

8) Microwave

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Hello, VanBuren & MICROWAVE,

  THANKS MUCH for the quick & to-to-point answers to my post!

  I did some more checking around: [approximate figures!]

      W/ my present Comcast speed, downloading a 10MB file takes 36 sec.

      W/ a proposed Qwest dsl line, downloading the same file takes 1 min 45 sec.

      Cost difference: Comcast total w/ all fees: $56.13/month. Qwest "deluxe" pkge": $35+/month.

    BOTTOM LINE: Comcast costs 160% as much as Qwest dsl, but runs 290% as fast.

    Guess I'll stick w/ the big dog as long as I can afford cable access and groceries.

  Thanks again for the help.

terry b.

Time is money... I too wouldn't change to DSL

And with cable speeds like these... who would, pssshht $20 more  :tongue: MISS ME!  :huh:

:::.. Download Stats ..:::

Connection is:: 4963 Kbps about 5 Mbps (tested with 2992 KB)

Download Speed is:: 606 KB/s

Tested From:: http://www.testmy.net/

Bottom Line:: 89 times faster than 56K you can download 1MB in 1.69 second(s)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/cgi-bin/get.cgi?Test_ID=WQ9FYJ1XS

:::.. Upload Stats ..:::

Connection is: 745 Kbps about 0.7 Mbps (tested with 1013 KB)

Upload Speed is: 91 KB/s

Tested From:: http://www.testmy.net/

Bottom Line: 13 times faster than 56K you can upload 1MB in 11.25 second(s)

Validation Link :: https://testmy.net/cgi-bin/get.cgi?Test_ID=M35RURU3W

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