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ISP: Cable or DSL?

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  1. OGRipper

    OGRipper Turbo Monkey

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    I am moving to a new place in SF and need to make this call. Thoughts?
     

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  2. r464

    r464 Turbo Monkey

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    Go old school
     
  3. cannondalejunky

    cannondalejunky ease dropper

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    i prefer cable, i've heard about service problems with some of the local dsl providers, and it's comes on the same bill as my cable tv, so thats also a plus
     
  4. stinkyboy

    stinkyboy Plastic Santa

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  5. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    I've had both DSL (through Speakeasy.net) and Comcast cable. The Comcast has had some "service" issues, which I didn't have with the DSL service... but I've had the Comcast for longer.

    I think it's kind of a toss-up. Sorry. :D
     
  6. Austin Bike

    Austin Bike Turbo Monkey

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    I've had both. If you aren't downloading huge files, there is no difference. If you have huge files you need cable and a good lawyer most likely.

    Using DSL now, cheaper, had maybe 2 outages for a few hours in the last 4-5 years. At half the cost, it's well worth it.
     
  7. H8R

    H8R Cranky Pants

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    In the bay area, comcast is the fastest and easiest to deal with.

    If you only have the DSL option, go with anyone besides sbc/att/yahoo/pacbell/whateverthefvcktheyarecallingitthisweek.

    Go with a good ISP, they in turn will deal with SBC for you. (usually for the same price or better)


    These guys rock:
    http://sonic.net/

    Santa Rosa based but they do DSL all over the bay area and they have excellent customer service.


    Other than that, Comcast.
     
  8. r464

    r464 Turbo Monkey

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    What are the options for providers in the area?

    There are folks that have had good luck with either, but knowing which providers in what area would help folks give real-world experiences that would benefit your particular situation much more than a general argument or individual horror stories for providers that you may have no chance of getting.
     
  9. splat

    splat Nam I am

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    Can you Get FIOS ?
     
  10. H8R

    H8R Cranky Pants

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    See my post above. I studied this sh1t pretty intently. I was the first to have DSL on my block in Oakland years ago.

    sonic.net is the best for dsl. Hands down.
    http://www.dslreports.com/reviews/896


    Comcast is the only game in town for cable, and it is very fast.


    Choose your poison.
     
  11. OrthoPT

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    Cable is faster and DSL is slower. Take your pick.
     
  12. syadasti

    syadasti i heart mac

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    Yeah FTTH FTW:clapping:
     
  13. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    I still haven't switched to FiOS, but I will soon.
     
  14. OGRipper

    OGRipper Turbo Monkey

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    Thanks - especially H8R for the local insight. Seems like a toss-up and I can get a bundled deal with cable TV and internet through Comcast, so that's probably what I'll do.
     
  15. ridiculous

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    cable, fios or bust.

    Docsis 3.0 will hopefully be here this summer.
     
  16. Ciaran

    Ciaran Fear my banana

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    DSL= :plthumbsdown: