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Cable Vs. Dsl

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Cable has alot of traffic, its adjusted per street and all the traffic goes on one line

there always streching out signal and its more popular with more people on each line

i prefure dsl cause its cheaper less crowded, it is shared at some point but not as much, and your nighbors dont slow you down, just the backbone , thats one less thing

so its flucating cable, or dsl with few people and less costs

http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/dsl.htm for dsl info

and

http://computer.howstuffworks.com/question589.htm for cable info

http://computer.howstuffworks.com/vdsl.htm for vdsl info

hope this helps

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Dsl is has more consistent speeds but cable however fluctiated constantly.......peak speeds for cable r usually faster................DSL also is distance sesitive the further u r from co the slower the speeds.........reliablity wise.... it pretty much depends on provider

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if you are close dsl owns cable by far with better ping times and consistint speeds and if your close enough you can get more speed than cable.  if your too far dsl will be crap so it depends on where you live and also the provider you get.  basically there is no better service its all luck where you live and what you can get.

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From Webopedia

DOCSIS

"Last modified: Monday, January 07, 2002

Developed by CableLabs and approved by the ITU in March 1998, Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification defines interface standards for cable modems and supporting equipment.

With certification from CableLabs, manufacturers will be able to produce cable modems for retail, so consumers no longer have to depend on leased cable modems from their cable providers.

Other devices that recognize and support the DOCSIS standard include HDTVs and Web enabled set-top boxes for regular televisions.

DOCSIS specifies downstream traffic transfer rates between 27 and 36 Mbps over a radio frequency (RF) path in the 50 MHz to 750+ MHz range, and upstream traffic tranfer rates between 320 Kbps and 10 Mbps over a RF path between 5 and 42 MHz. But, because data over cable travels on a shared loop, individuals will see tranfer rates drop as more users gain access.

In 1998, there were 1.2 million cable modems installed across the United States with an average price of $245 per unit, and by 2004, research reports predict there will be 24.3 million units installed across the US with an average price of $50 per unit. "

Basicily, it's a cable (internet) network standard.

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