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ok so i currently have roadrunner high speed that runs about $45 a month. i cant find the rated speed on time warner's site so i ran a few speedtests and got a average 4Mb/s down and .4Mb/s up on a server ~200 Mi away (closest one)

i was wondering if this AT&T ADSL for $35 a month would be faster or around the same speed for less.
https://swot.sbc.com/swot/dslMassMar...DD%20TO%20CART

i dont own my cable modem, its rented from time warner. i would install the ADSL myself so to avoid that $200 fee. how hard is it to hook up, the cable was pretty much plug and play. would i still be able to use my router?

i have no clue about anything DSL, thats why theres so many questions.
    
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DSL = Super simple. Connect everything and set up using CD. Done.
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ok so would the DSL plan i linked be faster or the same speed as my current cable setup?
    
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i pay 29.95 through verizon for 3.0mbps
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i was getting 4Mb/s with my current connection. i dont want less speed for a cheaper price, i just seen the DSL thing that said 3.0 to 6.0 for $35, cheaper then what is being paid now for roadrunner, and out of about 8 speedtests none even got above 4.2Mb/s so 6Mb/s would be real nice
    
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Usually DSL is slower than cable. But when I look at the site. It says it goes up to 6Mbps which is faster than what you have now. But it all depends on other factors too...such as distance away from where you're getting the signal..but this stuff is usually minor. Now that you reminded me..I think i will look for a new ISP too..
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so would it be worth it to pay $50 for the modem and pay $10 less a month for the dsl. or would the speeds average out to be about the same, cause if they are then i wont worry about switching.
    
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depends on what level of service you bought. most broadband providers are tiered more price for more speed. find out what their rate plans are and compare. some other things you might want to think about are does the dsl use interleaving. might not make that big of a difference for some when playing fps as interleaving adds some to your ping time. though some people are doing just fine as I'm interleaved and do ok but there are others who don't. also dsl on a remote terminal can cause problems sometimes as they don't always have enough pipe for everyone to feed from. where if you are hooked up to the central office you should be fine. though that isn't always the case as some remote terminals are fiber fed and in that case if the yuse big enough fiber feed everyone should be fine while cable also has problems with that when many people use the connection it slows everyone down.

just some things to think about though most of this comes from my time with qwest so I'm not sure what AT&T is like.

take a look at www.broadbandreports.com they seem to have some decent people over there who might be able to help a little better with your specific companies
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thanks for all the help guys. after reading this im going to put some thought into this whole DSL thing.

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Check you local provider, and or verizon rto see if fiberoptic is available in your area yet. I was reading that the plans start at like 49.95/month for like 20mbps down and 5mbps up!
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