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edbermac Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-11-06 03:45 PM
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DSL or High Speed Cable? Opinions?
I'm in the Boston area; just got a new Apple IMAC, but can't get on the net using my current 56k dial-up...

Just looking for a consensus; Verizon DSL is around $15-20 a month; Comcast is over $40...

Pros and cons? Anyone? Any Apple users in particular? :argh:
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democracyindanger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-11-06 03:48 PM
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1. I think they're
pretty much neck and neck in general. A lot of it has to do with where you live--not just city, but neighborhood. I've had the same satisfactory service with both. You might want to ask your neighbors and see what they use.
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conscious evolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-11-06 03:50 PM
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2. Just got cable
definitely way faster than DSL.A friend said he can hack the modem and double both up and download speeds.If you download big files a lot go with cable.
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-11-06 03:51 PM
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3. Cable is faster
It might not make a huge difference for browsing, but if you DL large files cable's worth it.

Comcast is suck-ass as far as customer service goes, I don't know about Verizon.

Comcast might have a better introductory offer, and they'll cut your rate if you have cable TV with them as well.
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