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gav (2710)

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Monday December 22, 2003
07:56 PM

cable internet

[ #16469 ]

I've had cable internet for a couple of weeks now and it seemed to be at least as speedy as the DSL I had before, but I hadn't really downloaded anything big. Tonight I updated fink and downloaded Perl 5.8.2 on my iBook and noticed that my downloads got up to 390k/s, averaging 200-350k/s depending on the site. Not bad for $19.99/mo for the first six months and then $39.99 after that.

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  • I've had a cable modem for a few years now, replacing my ISDN (showing how long ago that was {grin}). Very satisfied... downtime less than a half hour a month average.

    At the price, I can't argue about the asymmetrical speed.. about 2 megabit down, and 256K up for $40-ish dollars per month.

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    • Randal L. Schwartz
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