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Cable vs DSL

Cable modems vs. DSL While the computer industry continues to grow, the need for higher speed internet access increases. Games and digital media both have the capability to be played over the internet. To perform decently, a higher speed internet connection is needed. Two types of high speed internet connections available to home users are cable modems and a Digital Subscriber Line (DSL). Cable modems run off of the pre-existing coaxial cable that is already wired in most homes for TV. DSL transfers data through existing phone lines and does not tie up the telephone line used for talking. They both are a lot faster than normal phone lines, but there are many variables to each that determine which may be better. These consist of the speed and reliability, the price for the setup and service, and the availability of the service. Cable modem service is a reasonable choice for a high speed internet connection. This service is usually controlled by the local cable company that runs the cable TV service. In Frederick, Adelphia is the company that distributes this service. The speed of an internet service is measured by how many bits per second it can transfer over the connection to the provider. Normal measurements are either in kilobits per second (kbps) or Megabits per second (Mbps). A kilobit means one thousand bits and a mega bit means one million. Cable modem speeds can range from 512 kbps to two Mbps download and 128 to 384 kbps upload. Customers using cable modems in the same area, usually share the same line the data travels through to the service provider. When there are many customers in the area that use the cable modem service, it can impact the performance of the cable modem. The transfer rates may fluctuate between 256 kbps to two Mbps. The price of the service can be pretty reasonable too. The average price per month for the service is $30.00 to $50.00. The most expensive part about getting a cable mode...

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