View Poll Results: Which is better for home Internet access?

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  • Cable modem

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Cable or DSL?

This is a discussion on Cable or DSL? within the A Brief History of Cprogramming.com forums, part of the Community Boards category; I know that on broadband they often cap upload speeds to free up bandwith. I've got cable and the upload ...

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    I know that on broadband they often cap upload speeds to free up bandwith.
    I've got cable and the upload is 14k max
    If you own a piece of land and there is an volcano on it and it ruins a
    nearby town, do you have to pay for the property damage?

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    1.5 megabits, not bytes. Bits measure connection speed. Divide taht by 8 and that's my maximum download speed. I think it's like 187.5 kilobytes per second. And yes, I have gotten that fast, but it's a rare occurance. I'm not sure why DSL upload speeds suck so much, I think it's something with ADSL (a stands for asynchronous). SDSL, or business DSL, is usially 768 kbs up and down - 1.1 mbs up and down. I guess ADSL is just cheap ...........

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    I know that on broadband they often cap upload speeds to free up bandwith.
    That's what they have cable modem uncappers for.

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    They don't work.
    Unless you can rewire part of the chip inside the modem its self. . . .
    If you own a piece of land and there is an volcano on it and it ruins a
    nearby town, do you have to pay for the property damage?

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    I know people that have used them and they worked.

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    >>I've got cable and the upload is 14k max

    Umm... Where the hell do you live??? 14k is ... is... pitiful!

    >>187.5 kilobytes per second

    Thats a good and decent speed. I think i get about 120-160 on average. Anything with three digits is good enough for just about all the downloading you'll ever need. Unless your into warez or something, in which case i have no sympathy for you anyhow.

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    Still wondering about the up/down speed differences.
    "There's always another way"
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    Yeah but since then they have changed the modems hardware to limit the upload speed.
    There is no way to get around it anymore.
    If you own a piece of land and there is an volcano on it and it ruins a
    nearby town, do you have to pay for the property damage?

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    You can buy your own modem for like a hunderd bucks.

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    >>Umm... Where the hell do you live??? 14k is ... is... pitiful!

    Sydney.
    The download is also slow (av. between 50-100k).
    To Australian servers its good, between 300-500. Counter Strike + all the updates and maps came down sooo fast.
    If you own a piece of land and there is an volcano on it and it ruins a
    nearby town, do you have to pay for the property damage?

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    You guys are so lucky.. EVen 50 K of download speed i would be really happy.. I pay around 100 $ per month and i get a max of 4.5K/sec download speed.... It will take another 2 years for me to get that speed...

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    The way i see it us programers will never be happy with the speeds our computers/connections have.

    *flash to 2500 AD*

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    Computer: "Time to finish: 14 seconds."
    Animator: "Piece of ****!"
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    Originally posted by vasanth
    You guys are so lucky.. EVen 50 K of download speed i would be really happy.. I pay around 100 $ per month and i get a max of 4.5K/sec download speed.... It will take another 2 years for me to get that speed...
    Man, I really feel for you! I was just complaining about paying BellSouth $15 a month for 56K dial up ( though to be fair, this is the most realiable dial-up service I've ever used).

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