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tootal2

join:2013-05-19
Eureka, MO

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Did i make a mistake swiching from dsl to cable internet?

I switched from dsl to cable internet this week. and some people say i made a huge mistake. I think it was a good idea:)

oops i was paying 51.00 a month for dsl.

I was paying 40.00 a month for 6mps dsl. and i found out i could get charter 30mps internet for about 40.00 a month. so i switched.

I really like the speed. also my ping is 8ms with cable. that helps my online game playing. my ping on dsl was 35ms


passerby

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Why would it be a "huge mistake"? If so, there are millions making the same "mistake". As you said, you have a lot of extra bandwidth at your disposal and the latency is good.

There are inherent advantages and disadvantages to both technologies. The only thing really hurting DSL right now is bandwidth scalability/distance limitations.



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reply to tootal2

Who cares what other people say? If you are happy, then it wasn't a mistake.



Weirdal
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reply to tootal2

Why are people saying it was a mistake?



Cabal
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I find latency on cable to be far superior to anything except FTTH.
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said by La Luna:

Who cares what other people say? If you are happy, then it wasn't a mistake.

+1
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+2 - how good the cable is will greatly depend on the build out and designed.



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said by Weirdal:

Why are people saying it was a mistake?

Also: who are these people?

If they're DSL customers, then it might be a matter of them not understanding enough about cable to appreciate that you've gotten a better deal by dropping DSL and going with cable.
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reply to tootal2

If you live were I live I would say yes, but you don't. Nothing wrong with cable. If your happy with the service, that is all that counts.
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dib22

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reply to tootal2

Cable trumps DSL in almost every market on speed, reliability, price.

Some people are working for the dsl provider, it sounds like



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It depends upon where you live and who the provider is. In my case I get 10/2 bundle with phone for $70 from the telco. If I switch to cable. I must have the upper tier cable package to get the same speed. It will be about $120. If I want the 15/5 it will cost $150 without any phone.

Cable VOIP and Telco DSL over copper are equally awful where I live. Neither is very good when it comes to supporting Life Link medical services. In fact the company that provides it says they can't use the VOIP phones.
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reply to tootal2

There are different technical tradeoffs with DSL and Cable but a lot of customer satisfaction hinges on the local company and how they have engineered their network. There are horror stories with both depending on specific companies.

In your case you ended up saving money, got faster speed, and improved latency. Unless your local Cableco has very low caps what's not to like?

/tom


russgold

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Charter has excellent internet. People say it is Cable that slows down when everyone is using it (generally in the evening) but I find in real world use it is DSL that slows down when all the neighbors are at home using it.



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I think it isn't charter's speeds or internet that's the problem I think they have a PR problem more than anything. They have their share of issues like all ISP's do as well. Charter from what I understand pretty much has ticked off the public in the Missouri and southern illinois areas. the STL post dispatch had a nice long 3-4 day run with charter trying to get a editor installed at his house and pretty much he posted a number to their presidents office which shortly after that made the press, charter disconnected it. From some people I talk to they have permanently burned some bridges well beyond repair.

That is probably what you are getting, it is entirely possible they all had bad or severe issues with charter cable. They recently ticked my brother off as well. He called me begging to see if we had anything in the area and we don't currently. Charter also really ticked his mother in law off with the phone service when the massive power outage hit the area a few years back. She called me (after getting my number from my brother) and asked how long it would take to install phone service. She stated charter told her it would be a month before they could get out there and fix it. I put in the request for contact (internal process for family and friends) and from what I heard last from her she had service about 4 days later on POTS mind you. From what I was told (again 3rd hand information) was she told charter to take a hike.

So in the end I think it's their own PR problems that are really hurting them. Again, here is just another example on the PR problems they have:

»abcnews.go.com/Business/alabama-···19146064

So in the end I understand why some people don't care for them or will ever go back to them. As a home owner and Internet subscriber I figure the last thing I would need would be my installer using my Internet connection to file false tax returns. If it means I pay more and get less, I guess that would be piece of mind. Granted it could happen to any ISP, but (and last I checked) I don't see most AT&T field techs doing stuff like this on a frequent basis.
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quote:
Granted it could happen to any ISP, but (and last I checked) I don't see most AT&T field techs doing stuff like this on a frequent basis.
At least none that have been found out... Than again - it seems it was only one tech for Charter doing it.
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said by CylonRed:

quote:
Granted it could happen to any ISP, but (and last I checked) I don't see most AT&T field techs doing stuff like this on a frequent basis.
At least none that have been found out... Than again - it seems it was only one tech for Charter doing it.

It is just another example to add to their PR problems. When the front page article about them ending their social media support here, twitter and facebook, I am sure that was another PR problem that didn't help either.

Right,wrong or indifferent it can't be helping them. I would hope it hurts but at $111.41 a share and considering their bankruptcy history you just have to come to that point of "things that make you go hmmm.."
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tootal2

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reply to russgold

i only had charter internet for 5 days and i like it. I did cancel dsl. but it wont be canceled till wensday. some people do not like cable.

also is dsl grounded?

said by russgold:

Charter has excellent internet. People say it is Cable that slows down when everyone is using it (generally in the evening) but I find in real world use it is DSL that slows down when all the neighbors are at home using it.



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whoever told you it was a huge mistake are obviously jealous. Or are retarded.
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It varies location to location but all eggs in one basket is NEVER a good idea.

And its the same thing with ATT UVERSE impossible to pick and choose like landline TV and phone used to be its now all or nothing in any attractive price packaging.... same with cable most places want to sell you everything and rthe kitchen sink and very unattractive not to.

Why may be comparatively slow 3mbs DSL keep because I will never get it back if I let it go even switch to UVERSE for a one week trial and want to go back. Maybe a bit slow but rock silid and not tied to anything else but my land line... they are required to maintain in emergencies no VOIP both cable and Telco UVERSE is because it not POTS.

I will never give up... Before ATT actually pulls the plug they very much want to and sooner or later will but don't realize not everyone wants everything one basket UVERSE,

I'd love to have the UVERSE speed but with Sat TV I am happy with and the land line with prepaid cell as needed... my eggs are well spread.... no one depends on another.

Cable here Cumcast is the same way they want to sell you all.... piece meal they have no interest and charge you a large premium say you do internet with no TV or Phone.
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passerby

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reply to tootal2

said by tootal2:

i only had charter internet for 5 days and i like it. I did cancel dsl. but it wont be canceled till wensday. some people do not like cable.

also is dsl grounded?

said by russgold:

Charter has excellent internet. People say it is Cable that slows down when everyone is using it (generally in the evening) but I find in real world use it is DSL that slows down when all the neighbors are at home using it.

Electrically grounded? Should be.
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Re: Did i make a mistake swiching from dsl to cable internet?

said by Cabal:

I find latency on cable to be far superior to anything except FTTH.

Find me a FTTH provider that can beat this ping from my cable co



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reply to tootal2

I wouldn't call it a mistake


tootal2

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reply to Happydude32

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I was a DSL fan, when I lived in GA. Mainly because it was just you and the Central Office on the DSL line. You didn't have to "share" Bandwidth [BW} with the pimply faced kid that was pirating the newest porno release, or the grumpy geezer playing World of Warcraft [WOW].

I've been on cable internet service, ever since I moved to Ohio. Scumbag AT&T refuses to run DSL to my house, so I got rid of their phone service as well. I haven't noticed any issue with BW sharing with my neighbors at all. Nor have I noticed any congested performance in the home, between the 2 kids streaming youtube, and the wife and I streaming Netflix at the same time.
Though Time Warner recently bumped us up a tier [we went for 8, I think it was] to 15.

I don't think you'll notice that much of a difference. Between DSL or Cable.
Only thing I hate is how cable companies lock out regions, and there is no competition. IMO, a Cable company, like a phone company should be forced to lease the line to whom ever the customer wants as a service provider. I remember my first DSL service in GA wasn't Bellsouth [who owned the line], but it was Winfire [they offered free and paid DSL service]. After they went under, i went to Bellsouth.
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Re: Did i make a mistake swiching from dsl to cable internet?

said by Cabal:

I find latency on cable to be far superior to anything except FTTH.

I found ADSL latency on Fastpath to be superior to cable latency; but cable's speed advantage would normally offset that.

Price is another factor; and my current ADSL2+ Interleaved still has a price advantage over comparable Comcast offerings in my area.
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