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DSL vs. Cable Internet
April 2002

Which service is better?

Price
Both of them have similar pricing schemes. Tie.

Performance
Cable is faster, but it is a shared bandwidth. If more people in your neighborhood use the cable for Internet at the same time, the speed will decrease.

DSL offers a "guaranteed" bandwidth.

I have tried DSL, it was fast. Unfortunately I have yet to try cable. No verdict.

Availability
Cable Internet technology is better, and more households can avail of the service. DSL is limited by its technology, and only certain households will be DSL ready. Cable.

Final Verdict
Based on an article in the Asian Wall Street Journal, a survey in America showed that people preferred Cable over DSL.

DSL
Digital Subscriber Line. An Internet access service typically offered by telephone companies. Uses the same physical wire as your existing telephone, yet allows you to browse the Web and make a phone call at the same time. Speeds vary, from a low of 128KB to 2MB.

Cable Internet
An Internet access service typically offered by cable TV companies. Uses the same physical wire as your existing cable TV, yet allows you to browse the Web and watch TV at the same time. Typical download speed of 8MB, upload speed of 512KB.