Question by vin91: Can I have the truth behind DSL VS. Cable speeds?
I have AT&T with up to 6.0MPS. I watch (or try to) NBA Broadband, League Pass. Sometimes during prime time it jerks the motions and many times the picture freezes. I just installed a D-link N router and adapter. It seems to have helped some, but the problem still will occur. I went from about 3AM of 68mps received on the status bar and 5.1 MPS dsl speed check, to 54mps on status bar, and down to 2.66 on independent and at&t speed check at 6PM.
Does the DSL get worse at night because of traffic?
I can get local cable internet with a constant 3.0mps.
Should I switch, or is this type of slowing also going to occur during prime time with cable. I am reading way too many different answers on here.
Just a little confusion. I guess the Mbs, and Mps are not what I meant to write. My cable is in a small town (around 5000). Customers, I’d guess around 3200. Internet probably less than 1000? But it uses fiber optic, if that helps. I swear it’s the dsl that’s causing this.??
Answer by Susan
I’ve had many different internet connections (starting with a *gasp* 1200 baud!). I had DSL first, and compared to a dial-up, was quite fast. Then, I got cable. I will never EVER go back to DSL. I have friends that are constantly complaining now about how slow and erratic their DSL connection is, so I’d have to say cable is faster.
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