Does it matter how close you live to your isp carrier as far as your Internet sp

@weezy250m (1893)
United States
December 22, 2006 11:11am CST
Does it matter how close you live to your isp carrier as far as your Internet speed at 56k?
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@swak1962 (129)
• United States
22 Dec 06
It's not neccessarily the distance of how far you live away from your ISP service, but it is the bandwidth that their server is allotted. The server is alloted X number of bandwidth to all the people connected to their server. The more number of people on line to that server, the lower the bandwidth of each person has access too when serfing the net. You may have noticed that at certain times of the day, your surfing slows down. This is because there are many more people surfing the web on that server. Since you may live a great distance away from your server, then it is likely that there are many more people between you and that server on the same phone line. This can be very frustrating in surfing the net. I've gone through the same thing. Luckily, cable service was later accessible here at a later date, and I switched over to it right away.