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View Poll Results: Broadband or Dial Up? What do you have?
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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Old 05-18-05, 12:36 AM   #1
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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...

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Old 05-18-05, 12:44 AM   #2
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5 Mbps cable... woo-hoo!
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Old 05-18-05, 12:49 AM   #3
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Cable 1.5mbps, but it feels like a lot faster.....
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Old 05-18-05, 12:50 AM   #4
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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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Old 05-18-05, 01:00 AM   #5
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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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Old 05-18-05, 01:27 AM   #6
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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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Old 05-18-05, 06:24 AM   #8
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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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