[thelist] cable modem bandwidth

Hugh Blair hblair at bigfoot.com
Tue Sep 12 10:40:31 CDT 2000

Two friends.  One has DSL, one has a cable modem.  With the exception of about
6pm to 11pm, all other times the cable has been faster - lots faster.  When
folks get home and crowd the cable channels, that shared network slows down.
I'm lucky so far, my area hasn't signed up enough users to slow access down
during the evenings.  I don't see cable access as "a passing fad" but it
probably will slow down somewhat in the future.

Of course, YMMV.

> -----Original Message-----
> [mailto:thelist-admin at lists.evolt.org]On Behalf Of Jason Elliot Burk
> Subject: [thelist] cable modem bandwidth
> in reference to cable modems:  i've had a couple people ask me whether
> they should get them.
> now, i'm no guru, but i've always heard (i even have an .mpg of a
> southwestern bell commercial denouncing them) that cable modems will get
> slower and slower as more people get on the cable modem train...of
> course they're selling DSL service which isn't available in my friend's
> respective area just yet...but the question remains:  are cable modems
> here to stay or is it a passing fad?
> jason

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