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Old 03-14-2005, 10:48 PM   #1
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I thought it might be cool to see, i don't remember anyone doing this as long as ive been here.

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I use SBC Yahoo! DSL.
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I also SBC Yahoo DSL at 3MBPS.

DSL is slowly pushing cable down..
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Old 03-15-2005, 12:23 AM   #4
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I use SBC Yahoo! DSL.
me too , but i get it off a wireless adapter from my bro's computer, so its only 500 while he gets 1200
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Old 03-15-2005, 12:30 AM   #5
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Comcast Cable High Speed Internet. Maximum download speed of 4Mbps (or 6 Mbps) and upload speeds of 384Kbps (or 768Kbps), phase 1 and phase 2 respectively. That's what they're advertising. Actual times vary depending on service plan and conditions.
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Old 03-15-2005, 12:36 AM   #6
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i wonder if anyone here uses T3
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what is T1 and T3, ive been curious to know that, i personally use DSL
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THey are known as leased lines. A leased line connects two locations for private voice and/or data telecommunication service. Not a dedicated cable, a leased line is actually a reserved circuit between two points. Leased lines can span short or long distances. They maintain a single open circuit at all times, as opposed to traditional telephone services that reuse the same lines for many different conversations through a process called "switching."

Leased lines most commonly are rented by businesses to connect branch offices, because these lines guarantee bandwidth for network traffic. So-called T1 leased lines are common and offer the same data rate as symmetric DSL (1.544 Mbps).

Individuals can theoretically also rent leased lines for high-speed Internet access, but their high cost (often more than $1000 USD per month) deters most. Fractional T1 lines, starting at 128 Kbps, reduce this cost somewhat and can be found in some apartment buildings and hotels.

Also Known As: dedicated line

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Wow...pretty confusing. o.O
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56k

I wish I had atleast DSL, but Cable would be nice.
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Old 03-15-2005, 01:40 AM   #11
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do you have 56k because they don't offer DSL in the part of Iowa that you live in, or is it anohter reason?
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SOmetime, it's the cost that drives people to maintain their 56K connection. But these days, DSL are so affordable. They're catching up to AOL's prices.
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yeah, i think aol is 22 bucks and my dsl is 26.95
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AOL? Ewww...those three letters are such a lame excuse for a so-called "Internet Service Provider".
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yeah, i think aol is 22 bucks and my dsl is 26.95
Oh man, who wouldn't go DSL after looking at that? It also depends on your location too. Unfortunately, I am forced to go cable to achieve high speed internet.
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yeah, ive had some really bad experiences with AOL. my dad called them to cancel 1 week before the 2 months was over, and they said that we could keep it for another month, so then we call them back and they say that you have to talk to a customer rep. to cancel. so we call back and they say that theyve charged us for the month that they said was free. my dad was REALLY pissed
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My dad called them to cancel AOL and they never did. So my dad called his credit card company and blocked automatic payments..

My DSL is $26.95. AOL is $22.95. My DSL is 3MBPS. AOL is 56K. My connection is dedicated, and cable isn't. Cable and AOL both suck. Cable is like $40-$60.
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I have my wireless 5mb connection right now.
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Yup...and now they're adding crappo services like pop-up blockers and virus scanners (I think). Ugh.
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Crappo services I heard work half of the time.
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