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I've been plagued with a wireless T1 solution , 3d / 1.5 up but we rarely even get half that speed along with incredibly spiky latency issues. I found the broadband.gov website tonight and found out I can supposedly get dsl. Has anyone heard of or used this company before?

https://www.megapath.com/

It says the max I can get is an adsl at 7d / 868k up but I'll take what I can get, especially if I get decent latency for once in my life. Is a business class service so it would include 99% uptime guarantees and such. Will be calling tommorow but would like feedback if you have ever heard of them or not.

*EDIT* I've seen some people talkin down on DSL, never had it myself when I was living in the city. What type of problems should I expect if I do get this. Already know the bandwidth is relatively low but out in the sticks you take what you can get. Latency spikes? Frequent DCs?
Edited by Tadaen Sylvermane - 3/26/13 at 11:33pm
 
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I had DSL at a slightly slower speed than that and I never noticed a problem with it playing games and using the internet. Now if someone was downloading something, that was another story. I think mine was with Bellsouth at the time. It was really good and went down maybe once or twice in the 4-5 years I used it.

Megapath is ok from the few friends I know that have it. They don't have anything better in your area?
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Consider yourself lucky, meanwhile I'm stuck here on an internet sharing through an ethernet cable plugged into a ghetto fixed laptop and my pc connected through windows internet sharing. I'm getting 30kB/s upload and download on a good day, and a ping on most TF2 servers of 80-200. Not the worst setup in the world, but very far from the best.

Anyone have any ideas on how to make the internet sharing faster??? Every time I'm surfing the web it feels like I'll die before the page finishes loading. A Google search takes me about 30 seconds to 2 minutes! mad.gif
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If you have a line of reasonable quality, it should be a nice upgrade from what you have currently.
Your sync speed will depend largely on line quality and distance to the local exchange.

The latency is generally pretty reasonable, if it is a large deal usually you can shave 15-20 ms off of your first hop traffic by requesting your ISP to disable interleaving on your line.
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I've usually had better latency with DSL over Cable, and the speeds are usually stable.
That is due to the design that DSL is not a shared medium.

Anyways if you are close to the Central Office then you'll be fine..
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Where i live there are two isps, one uses dsl through the old telephone networks, the other one delivers internet through the cable.
Advantage of DSL is high download speed. Disadvantage is lower upload speed and higher ping then cable. Cable though suffer from lower bandwidth when the neighbors are downloading, which is a problem DSL doesn't have. T1 is usually the most stable of the three but you seem to be unlucky frown.gif.

Something that might also be worth checking: my isp has ripped me off for quite a long time. My subscription gave me 20 Mbps up but in reality i had 4 Mbps. Reason was that i was on ADSL and not on the upgraded VDSL, i had to pay an additional 50€ to upgrade to VDSL and get the speed the ISP promised :s.
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I've usually had better latency with DSL over Cable, and the speeds are usually stable.
That is due to the design that DSL is not a shared medium.

Anyways if you are close to the Central Office then you'll be fine..

You reminded me of something: cable has (relatively) better ping when you live in the countryside. DSL has better ping when you live in a city (near a backbone router). If you live in some desolated town then it might be a bad idea to get DSL.
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Well. I can get a T1 but I don't think I can swing the 300 bucks a month for basic 1.5 u / 1.5 d. I could get up to a 6mbps T1 from this site but the cost I'm sure is ridiculous. In answer to another poster, no there are no other options here. Cox is half a mile away and they won't run us a line even if we pay for it, cell phone signal is spotty at best + the low caps = no go on tethering or 4g. I really live in a deadzone. Theres just no options. On the http://www.broadbandmap.gov/ this is the only hardline option I can get, everything else is wireless based. And as said this wireless thing sucks big time.
 
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