Question by  Bobby5961 (9)

What are the pros and cons of DSL vs. cable?

i am trying to decide which to get.


Answer by  ShayanFCB (366)

Cable is much faster and more secure and is basically the standard for people's internet. The only thing that DSL might be better that is a cheaper price and more customer support. Other than that, cable is the clear cut winner!


Answer by  mako (289)

With DSL, you have a private gateway to the internet. Therefore, the advertised speed tends to always be constant. Cable is not private, however. You have to share this connection with other cable users. This can cause slow speed at times of high internet usage.


Answer by  Blake92 (85)

Pros of DSL: No delay in flash or java games, rarely down. Cons of DSL: Slower speeds, sometimes has usage limits. Pros of cable: Alot faster then DSL, you can even download multi files easy. No usage limits. Cons of cable: Delay in flash/java games, can be down alot.


Answer by  kph0329 (637)

With DSL, if you want to move the computer to a different room, all you have to have is an existing phone jack, which most everyone already has.


Answer by  sailoryue (853)

dsl internet uses the phone line.. if you have dsl you will have to request from your cable company special filters for your phones or else you will get static

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