15 May 08
i am using adsl connection my many friends have cable net faster then my 256kbps net but they couldn't download data with full speed they get only 50kbps and i download data with 213kbps speed adsl provide dynamic ip address so using free rapidshare or megaupload is easy.
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
15 May 08
I'm currently using Standard ADSL,(not 2+),as I'm in an uncabled area, and I'm told near the extremity from my exchange,although online test software tells Me my line could handle up to a 2mb speed..I'm currently with a 512k provider.Your actual speed will vary depending on the number of users in your area,whichever technology you use.IMO,Cable,being newer technology,should have the capacity for greater speed..ADSL 2+ may have advantages over cable,but I'm not in a position to comment. I'd like to offer a comparison,but this is my first Broadband provider since changing from Dialup! Good luck with your Decision,and Please post on the differences if you change!
15 May 08
ADSL enables usage of the telephone and the internet over a single telephone line and both of them at a time.It is a great advantage using ADSL,as you no longer restrict your usage to the phone or net at any given time.Of course it is faster.
• Cambridge, England
29 May 08
Which is faster will depend on many factors. In general, both cable and ADSL are potentially about the same speed and much faster than dial-up! The actual speed you can achieve depends on what speed of service you are prepared to pay for (assuming that more than one speed is offered) how far you are physically from the ISP's offices; how many other users are on the same line/circuit and how many users the company allows at any given time; the condition of the phone lines (in the case of ADSL) and the restrictions the company place on download and upload speeds. ADSL stands for Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line - in other words the download speed is different from the upload speed. This is done because, when browsing the Internet, more data is downloaded to the PC than the PC sends out (uploads), so a balance is needed by the switching circuits that handle these packets of incoming and outgoing data.