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View Poll Results: Broadband or Dial Up? What do you have?

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  • Dial Up (56K and below)

    9 16.98%
  • ADSL (256K or below)

    0 0%
  • ADSL (256K or higher)

    13 24.53%
  • Cable (512K or below)

    3 5.66%
  • Cable ( 512K or higher)

    28 52.83%
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    What 'you all running on?

    I'm still on dial up but should be moving up to 1.5MB ADSL soon...
    Last edited by blue_neon; 05-18-05 at 12:42 AM.

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    5 Mbps cable... woo-hoo!

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    Cable 1.5mbps, but it feels like a lot faster.....

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    We are too far from our exchange for broadband. We'll have to wait until they upgrade our exchange.

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    I don't have the net at home, I just surf at work. Being the government it's a fast line. 100meg downloads in minutes.

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    I found this on the net. http://www.abeltronica.com/velocimet...=uk&newlang=uk

    Is there any other sites that can record your connection speed/ download speed/ upload speed?

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    Unfortunately, all that is available where I live (out in the country) is dial-up. I have a T-1 line at school, so I get a taste of what I am missing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MediaCreations
    We are too far from our exchange for broadband. We'll have to wait until they upgrade our exchange.
    Yes, a wonderful little trick that Telstra plays... and it's not a radial distance, but the distance that the cables twist and turn under footpaths and streets. Your location could well be within the specified distance as drawn by a circle, but *way* out by the other measure.

    As it is with my subscriber, I am finding the dial-up at home is much more reliable than the broadband at work (non-government). Go figure.
    Last edited by Rowan; 05-18-05 at 06:56 AM.

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    We've had Verizon DSL for about 3 years now, always on, always fast enough.

    There's only been once when we were without service... for about 6 hours. A major trunk line got cut somewhere and affectetd the whole region. Not Verizon's fault

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    T1 line at home.
    T3 line at work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MsVicki
    Unfortunately, all that is available where I live (out in the country) is dial-up. I have a T-1 line at school, so I get a taste of what I am missing.
    Don't worry, T-1 is giving you a taste of nothing. Most residential cable will own a t-1. 8mb down/900kb up.

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    I just got Verizon dsl as they expanded to my area. God what I had to put up with for years on a 56k modem. I like the dedicated dsl line and run a server for fun. Very fast very smooth.

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    I had dialup way back in the day. haven't used it since. I likely wouldn't come on the inet with it, everything I do uses broadband

    Actually I never surfed with modem. I ran and want to text run bbs's. I don't know how people can do the web with 56k.

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    I could never go back to dialup. Here at the college, there's a T3 line, and at home I have DSL.
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    DSL line at home.

    T1 at school, and T3 at the office.

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    Very fast ADSL and Cable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madbiker555
    Very fast ADSL and Cable.
    Lies. The only city in Ontario with internet access is.... Toronto.

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    No option for SDSL? T1/T3? Fiber? University connection?
    I'm on 56k


    Those who have T1.. how much does it cost you per month?
    If qwest wasn't dumb, I'd be able to get 1500/896 DSL for $45... but they are.

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    Im on comcast cable. They upgraded to like 4mbps or something, and like 386 U/L. Its really annoying that they go down a couple times a month though.
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    I gots teh internets. It lets me type stuf and shiz.

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    DSL...fast enough.
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    Hated AT&T cable, they were always choking off the upload speed.... I mean, um, er, that's what I heard....

    DSL now, no problemo

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    Quote Originally Posted by BostonFixed
    I gots teh internets. It lets me type stuf and shiz.
    ... werd.

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    You get things done quicker when you have a fast connection and download speed. When i had dial up, i had to wait so long for it to load on any site, apart from Google and it took an hour to download a song.

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    Takes me 15min

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