What’s the best choice for high-speed Internet service?
So you’re ready to upgrade from dial-up to high-speed Internet. Or, you’re
considering ditching your DSL for another service provider. Read on to get the facts concerning the Internet technologies available today.
Cable is faster than DSL. Let’s compare typical speed ranges:
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DSL up to 7 Mbps
up to 1 Mbps
Cable up to 15 Mbps
up to 2 Mbps
Many homes and offices cannot get the higher speed DSL because they are
located too far from the telephone company’s central
office. DSL circuits cannot maintain high-bandwidth connections past
relatively short distances (such as 18,000 feet). In contrast, cable
technology provides all customers equal access to high-speed services.
Of course, service levels depend on the specific Internet package selected
by the customer, the specific cable company’s offerings and whether
the access is for residential or commercial use. Overall, cable Internet
subscribers can rest assured that cable has more bandwidth available than DSL.