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Subject:  Re: Local DSL vs Comcast Cable Date:  4/13/2006  7:39 PM
Author:  0x6a74 Number:  32600 of 70359

I've been reading the competing claims from local DSL provider, who will connect up to university system (yes, there is fast connection at the office) and Comcast, who do our TV cable, about who offers the better speed. I don't need Comcast's email. The DSL provider makes a big deal about privacy and not sharing common connections (they tie in directly from the house to the university system). I have no idea if this matters.

In the long run, I think the prices won't differ much.

Any thoughts?

i just went through a similar process (actually changing from another cable company to Comcast)...
cost between DSL & cable seemed substantial.
and speed can be.

according to the DSL guy .... DSL speed can depend on distance to "switch", and cable speed can depend on traffic (which, i think is why my 'new' cable seems slower)

...going from dial-up, either will seem extra-super-fast.

....the privacy issue is News to me.

....... fwiw

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