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Cable is better than DSL. DSL internet has poor latency.
Download speeds aside, my ping on cable to LA from where I live (BC, Canada) is 44ms. My friend who lives in the same city as me on DSL gets about 190ms. To Seattle, WA I get 16ms. He gets around 130ms I think
My normal latency with DSL is 150-225 range it is terrible.
When I used my aunts cable I had latency ping of 15 on a 15mbps/2mpbps cable connection on pingtest.net.
I really do hope TWC finishes that survey soon I can't stand fairpoint.
My Internet is slower then 95% of the entire US and it is DSL.
Here is my latest and greatest tests.
Edited by Seventhwinds on 5/10/2013 12:13 PM PDT
(Sorry for the late response if you still are reading this lol)
Eh, DSL isn't bad but, it's just that fairpoint is one of the worst providers. On AT&T U-verse using an interleaved profile(Adds 10+ ms latency) I still had 25ms.
TWC isn't something to get too crazy about but, it might just save you :P.
We currently pay $19.99 for Comcast's 20/4 Mbps tier(Actually 22/4.5 with download bursts up to 70 Mbps).
Hopefully TWC comes for you soon :P.
Well I got in touch with time warner cable and they said they don't service my address but wanted to do a line survey.
I told them they already did the survey so they said they would do another today and I need to call back tomorrow.
No lines on the poles what so ever except for three miles away.
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