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Subject:  Re: Local DSL vs Comcast Cable Date:  4/13/2006  10:05 PM
Author:  DeltaOne81 Number:  32605 of 65780

If there is a simple DSL that is half the cost of Comcast, I think it's a no brainer.

Is this DSL provider not your phone company? If not, try your phone company web site and check out their DSL options. This was the one thing I was going to comment on - absolutely no way DSL should be $50/month. In fact, Verizon and SBC/ATT offer somewhat slower DSL options for $15/month (768 Kbps downstream). Should be fast enough for about any need, although not blazing.

'Full speed' DSL (1.5 Mbps or 3.0 Mbps, usually) is typically $30-$35/month. Verizon and Qwest also offer options without a phone line at all (typically for $5/month more), if you don't already have a landlind that you want to keep.
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