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    DSL vs. Cable

    Cable Internet Line basically a dedicated line used to access the internet with high speed and provides the faster internet access as compare to DSL and dial-up. Its data transmission speed is start from 64 Kbps to 30 Mbps. But DSL also provides high speed on already exiting telephone lines and same time you can use internet and as well as your line for phone. In DSL, both ends of connections require the network cards and DSL modems for data communication.
    There are some advantages and disadvantages of both technologies. There are many factors that you should consider when going to decide to get DSL connection or Cable Internet like connection speed, security, installation fees and monthly rates. But this is very rare chance both services are available in your area.
    Consider a little comparison between DSL and cable that will help you to choose more suitable internet connection in your area.

    DSL Internet Connection
    • Its data transmission speed start from 128 Kbps up to 10 Mbps.
    • Basic DSL Internet Speeds: 768 Kbps to 1.5 Mbps
      High-End DSL Internet Speeds: 3 Mbps to 7 Mbps
    • DSL is dedicated connection not shared with other internet user.
    • DSL monthly rates are between $20 to $50. (You may have to have home phone service as well)
    • AT&T is advertising DSL now without requiring you to have home phone service.
    • Your internet speed will depends upon the distance between your home to DSL provider.

    Cable Internet Connection
    • Its data transmission speed is start from 64 Kbps to 30Mbps.
    • Basic Cable Internet Speeds: 4 Mbps to 6 Mbps
      High-End Cable Internet Speeds: 12 Mbps to 16 Mbps and higher
    • Cable internet is not a dedicated connection but shared with other internet user.
    • Sharing the internet connection means during peak times, you may experience slower speed, although Cable providers insist that this won't affect your connection speeds, but many consumers complain that it does.
    • Cable monthly rates are between $30 to $100.
    • No distance matter with Cable connection between your home to Cable provider.

    For Internet users who want to save money or use it casually, DSL Internet is probably the choice for you. You will be able to use the Internet at good speeds without paying a lot.

    However, Cable is going to be the service of choice for anyone who wants the fastest possible speeds. If you are going to download large files, stream media, and price is not a big concern, then it should be clear that Cable Internet is a better fit for you.