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Top Internet Service Options for Safety and Speed

Aug 17, 2007
With the internet connection getting faster and faster by the day, there's a "war" going on between DSL and cable internet. If you are still using the old dial-up connection, it is time to get rid of it and think about one of these 2 possibilities. But the eternal question is: which one?

If you've been preoccupied by this issue, you have probably asked all your friends. The first one could have said "Get DSL" while the second one said "You really need to get cable internet." This only gets you go deeper into confusion, and as with all things in life, it really depends on what YOU want for your internet connection.

First of all, let's take a look at the characteristics. What are the two most important issues that are on the agenda when it comes to choosing an internet connection? That's easy. They are called speed and security.

In theory, when it comes to speed, cable modems seem to be faster. This is a no brainer, as they offer more bandwidth. But it has a catch to it. The speed very much depends on the number of people in your neighborhood who are using the same connection. DSL is not a stranger to that either. Both types of connections suffer from the congestion of having to support a great number of users, with a plus for the cable modem though.

Is this getting easier or even harder? Good question, you might ask yourself at this point. Some surveys show that DSL have a higher credibility among customers who seem to be (the majority of them) more satisfied with DSL than with cable. It's just the numbers speaking, don't shoot the messenger.

In the security field, things seem to go in favor of the DSL also. This is because cable modems imply the use of the same cable by all the company's clients in the entire neighborhood. DSL is thought to be a little bit more secure.

However, cable modem connection has a card up its' sleeve. And this is accessibility. Cable modems are far easier to install and many people consider that the security differences are not that great as to be worth going all that trouble of installing DSL. After all, you are free to buy a great antivirus software or firewall which will help you avoid the headaches that security gaps imply.

Have you managed to get a clear view of what is going on? Cable modems and DSL have their differences with some advantages for DSL, advantages which seem to be neutralized by cable modem's speed and ease of use.

In the end, you could probably just flip a coin (just kidding). You might have other standards that you need to consider, like the price. If you are still confused about what to do, just consider prices as the deciding factor between DSL or cable internet.
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