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Old 09-26-2009, 04:05 PM
 
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people use what company's high speed online internet? Is Dsl fast?
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Old 09-26-2009, 05:02 PM
 
Location: NJ & NV
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Well there are probably a number of DSL providers but you can go online and pop in your address and get quotes. Verizon should be able to give you 3 megs speed at $30 a month or 1 megs at $20. Cable outfits provide similar. For residential I would consider getting the 3 megs from Verizon and see what deals they throw in, For a while they where giving out a free laptop. And you can order it without a dial tone phone service of you want. otherwise its that plus the phone bill.

If your place is close enough to a neighbor's wireless maybe make a deal to split their bill and just split the service with them either by cat5 cable or wireless over the air.

I really think the big anchor is the email address. They all usually give you several email addresses to use and once you establish yourself you may not want to jump providers because then you have to notify all your friends of a new email address. If it wasn't for that I would think of jumping ship to get the cheapest cable DSL at $16/month a few months then going back to the other as a new customer when that runs out, etc.
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Old 09-26-2009, 08:43 PM
 
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I really think the big anchor is the email address. They all usually give you several email addresses to use and once you establish yourself you may not want to jump providers because then you have to notify all your friends of a new email address.
Then the solution is to not tie an anchor (email) around your neck, just use a free email, such as gmail or yahoo mail. Then you can change providers without concern.

As for which, IF both cable and DSL are available at your house, cable can provide faster options than DSL, and you can make you decision based on $$$. But if neither or only 1 is available, then those are your choices.
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Old 09-28-2009, 05:36 AM
 
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Old 09-28-2009, 04:29 PM
 
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DSL is fast compared to dialup. Compared to cable or fiber it's a dinosaur.
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