[lug] A question!

carter s johnson carter.johnson at juno.com
Tue Feb 8 06:23:32 MST 2000

Since cable modems are a contention system, your download speeds will
vary based upon the number of users active on each node. Since this is
the early stage of the service, there's probably not too much competition
for the  bandwidth in any given area, yet.

Carter S. Johnson

On Tue, 08 Feb 2000 10:04:59 -0700 Calvin Dodge <caldodge at fpcc.net>
> > Nawaf Nafisee wrote:
> > 
> > Is DSL faster than Cable modem.  I own a cable modem and i just 
> heard about
> > Broadband saying they now give FREE DSL.  They say it is faster 
> because it
> The first watchword is, of course, YMMV.
> I haven't used DSL, but I have seen download speeds as high as 250 
> kilobytes
> per second (from HP) on my parents' computers, which are all 
> connected via a
> Linux-powered gateway to a cable modem (AT&T @Home in Lakewood).
> I'm pretty sure that's faster than any existing (and affordable) DSL
> connection.
> Usually the download speeds are limited by the server at the other 
> end (40-60
> kilobytes/second), than by the cable modem itself.
> Of course, I make no guarantees that this situation will continue as 
> systems
> are added to each network.  But I do know that I'd pay for a cable 
> modem right
> now if it was available in my area (southern Adams County).
> Calvin
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> Calvin Dodge
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