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Are you satisfied with Cable/DSL internet?

Poll Results: Are you satisfied with Cable/DSL?

Poll expired: Mar 31, 2013  
  • 42% (21)
    Yes
  • 58% (29)
    No
50 Total Votes  
post #1 of 45
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I'm curious as to whether or not there's any demand for 21st century internet technologies like FTTH, even among technology enthusiasts.

By the way, if you're not using either Cable or DSL, just vote according to whether or not you would be satisfied if you were forced to use one or the other, for example if you moved somewhere where Cable and DSL are the only choices.
Edited by Peon - 3/17/13 at 9:41pm
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post #2 of 45

I am satisfied with Cable, but I'll only be satisfied with it until I experience something noticeably faster.  I think that's just human nature: we're satisfied with something until we experience something better.

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No. But not because of the speed as much as the lack of selection. But I won't like, going from Gigabit fiber to cable is a bummer, but the speed difference isn't as noticeable since it's not as wide spread, mostly limited by other peoples upload speeds.
 
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post #4 of 45
DSL is fine for most users here in the US, but it could be better. Thanks to most major companies here, we are stuck with lower speeds than most other countries that can compare. One of my online friends lives in Hong Kong, and he told me that he gets gigabit internet for around 10 dollars. I get 9 Down and .8 up paying forty dollars a month. Not to mention the constant fluctuations in speed. I mean it is not bad..... but to get the premium you have to pay an arm and a leg.
post #5 of 45
Well, with Docsis currently scaling to 10/100 in my area, and 25*/300 somewhat soon, I cant say That I am dissatisfied.

I am however, extremely glad that I own a DSAM, so I can tell when my neighborhood is blasting with noise.

I take walks sometimes and fix cable for free to make mine better. Sorry Cockmast, but your techs just don't do it right.

*speculated speeds.
post #6 of 45
Pretty satisfied with Centurylink, had cable (Cox) before and it was horrendous... but getting 38.9Mbps/4.7Mbps and paying for 40/5! With Cox was paying for 12/3 and getting 6/1.5 on a good day. But pretty much on their top tier speeds except for the 100Mbps that is getting put in the ground right now
post #7 of 45
Having recently upgraded from a 20/1 mbps ADSL2+ link to a 40/10 VDSL2 link I am very satsified, but I have to be. FTTH is only just starting to be rolled out in New Zealand, and is not even scheduled to be ready in my area until 2019 frown.gif
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post #8 of 45
No, No , A thousand times No! The United States is ranked 26th in global Internet speeds. Damn!mad.gif
post #9 of 45
I could live with either (don't have either where I live). I miss my cable line back at my old apartment. That being said I would much prefer FTTH > cable any day. But I live in a dead zone right now and I won't be getting anything anytime soon... except maybe dsl hopefully, but they said I would have dsl here 13 years ago. yay for bad advertising.
 
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