I have used Earthlink DSL. I am now using a Comcast Cable modem (same thing as road runner). My mother also has a Newnan Utilities Cable modem ( same as road runner). I have not used the Direct tv DSL yet. I am getting it once my house if done. I do know that the DSL usually maintained a higher speed that any cable modem. I can usually download at 200Kbps, which is pretty fast. But, like all cable modems, it lags a lot and even loses it connection about daily. From what I understand the Direct tv DSL doesn't lag, but if the dish isn't installed right you could have a lot of problems. It can also be slowed down by rain. Just what I know!
It depends how far away u are from your CO, find out how far u are from the respective one, whichever your closer to DSL or Cable go with that one, heres the break down the farther u are from your CO with DSL the slower your throughput, cable doesn't matter as much BUT since it on the cable line your experiance slower surfing the more people get onto that cable line, wheather it's for t.v or for surfing.
Thanks guys for the opinions. I'll probably gonna go with RR even though their customer service sucks. They have the first three months at 9.99. so that's pretty cool...
and i think i can get free cable so i heard. just split the cable lines one to the computer and one to another t.v. and you should have analog cable for t.v. any of you guys with cable tried this yet? i think you might need a descrambler as well..i'm not sure...but let me what what ya think...
I have Verizon 1.5/384 ADSL, and I love it. A company called Solutions Pro is my ISP. Everything is super easy, never have any problems, its always on, and fast.... not much more that you could ask for; except for FASTER .
Cable is generally faster, however, it FLUCTUATES in speed, some hours your faster, some hours your slower. Data is not a nice stream, it's like chunks of data coming through. It has higher burst rates.
DSL, is stable, solid, and never fluctuates, however, the speed you get, depends on how far you are from the Central Office. You will always get that speed after which.
For general downloading and browsing, Cable is more cost effective. If you're going to do gaming, and need something more stable, go for DSL. Lower latency ping rates, and data that don't fluctuate. Definately much more stable.
Well Direct TV DSL and phone company DSL is different. DTV DSL is that you send info through your phone lines and your info is downloaded to your sat. phone DSL is using regular copper/fiber optics. BUT, if I were u, I'd get DSL. sure, cable is therotically faster (faster than ADSL, DDSL but not SDSL) but DSL has LOWER ping times. So if you play online games, get DSL.