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Old 05-06-2008, 04:04 PM   #1
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Default Is DSL and Broadband the same?

If they are different, which one is faster? Just curious because I'm getting internet connection through Quest this week and they said it's the same. Is this true? They said my connection will be 357MB. How fast is that?

What's your internet service? How much do you pay for it? I'll be paying about $40/month.

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Default Re: Is DSL and Broadband the same?

DSL is a type of broadband connection. And no you won't be getting 357MB speed, most broadband plans in the US are 8Mb
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I have Verizon DSL which is a 3 mebabit per second service, which gives me download speeds along the lines of 350 kbps. Pretty good service, only 30 bucks a month, almost no problems, and if there is, Verizon customer service is amazing in my opinion (that is if you can understand the tech, they outsource their calls to India mostly)

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Default Re: Is DSL and Broadband the same?

For $50 a month I have a 20 megabit connection with Comcast Cable. Not too sure about the exact price...but that was what I recalled us getting the service for.

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Default Re: Is DSL and Broadband the same?

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If they are different, which one is faster? Just curious because I'm getting internet connection through Quest this week and they said it's the same. Is this true? They said my connection will be 357MB. How fast is that?

What's your internet service? How much do you pay for it? I'll be paying about $40/month.

Have a good day.
do u mean Qwest? i have them too and supposedly there coming out with Fiber optic lines with up to 20mbps but right now i get 1.5mbps download with DSL. i think cables better tho
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yh pretty much to some up,

----------------------Broadband---------------------
----------------------/---|----\---------------------
---------------------/----|-----\--------------------
--------------------/-----|------\-------------------
-------------------/------|-------\------------------
------------------/-------|--------\-----------------
--------------DSL------Cable----Fiber Optic----------
-------------/----\----2-20Mb------20Mb--Gb's------
------------/------\---------------------------------
--------ADSL-----ADSL2+----------------------------
---------/-------------\-----------------------------
-----1-8Mb-----------2-24Mb------------------------
-----------------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------------

ok that took longer than expected lol, n e ways yh ADSL is most common and can usually get almost anywhere there is a phone line, ADSL2+ is again using a phone line but its for newer higher quality phone lines, Cable usually either runs of cable tv signal or may be installed independantly and provides high quality fast broadband. fiber optic is very new and at the moment it seems everyone is only advertising 20Mb but it has the potential to go several Gbps.
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you forgot a branch on the DSL side. ADSL, ADSL2 and ADSLBROOKY..... Brookfield claims to have had a 100Mb connection LOL.
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you forgot a branch on the DSL side. ADSL, ADSL2 and ADSLBROOKY..... Brookfield claims to have had a 100Mb connection LOL.
LMAO! I think I remember that...
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you forgot a branch on the DSL side. ADSL, ADSL2 and ADSLBROOKY..... Brookfield claims to have had a 100Mb connection LOL.
yep i remember that lol poor man got confused he was connected to his network at 100Mb lol good times,
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For $50 a month I have a 20 megabit connection with Comcast Cable. Not too sure about the exact price...but that was what I recalled us getting the service for.


same here, and i get the same sppeds u do

dont like that i cant use torrents though.

cause if i do, it takes 4 min. to load up CF's front page

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