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Comparison between DSL vs. Cable Modem

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These two technologies may be similar in a number of aspects, but they also differ such that there are times when you would prefer to use one of them over the other. The things that you should evaluate when you want to use them are:

Data Transfer

This is where you want to use the technology that will offer you comfortable speeds to operate with. In this case, the cable has the advantage because in the theory of internet is gives you faster speeds by giving you higher bandwidth than DSL will. The cable modem will support around 30Mbps of bandwidth when in a normal setup, the DSL will go beyond or even reach 10Mbps.

Their Popularity

Both technologies are popular because when a customer settles on the technology to use, it will serve him or her according to the projection that was done. In the United States, for example, cabled internet is more popular than the DSL technology. DSL has been catching up with the cable technology. Outside the U.S., on the other hand, DSL takes the lead and it gets more preferred over cabled internet. In many parts of the world, they almost share the same levels of preference.

Customer Satisfaction

There are various factors that make customers prefer a commodity over the other. The preference they have leads to their being satisfied when they pay for the services. The cost, ease of use, availability and reliability amount to what customers base their satisfaction on. A service or commodity may be popular, but its cost may be very high that it puts off some customers. In the case of the two technologies, DSL has an edge over the cabled Internet. This may be because of its flexibility of use.

Your Data Security

You will want to subscribe to a service that you will be sure that your operations and data will be safe. Both of the technologies when it comes to security they score high marks. They both have differing models of security, but they are all effective in giving you enough security. There have been a lot of concerns about cabled Internet security and this has made the cable providers to implement measures that have improved the security considerably. For most of the user needs, either of the technologies is safe to use.

Availability of the Services

These to Internet technologies are available to many people all over the world. They subscribe for home use and business purposes. Some areas have the advantage of having both technologies and hence enjoy the advantage of choice. Other areas may only have one type of technology.

Some of the differences that the two technologies have are not based on the service itself but the provider. The major factors that constitute the general differences are reliability, the cost of service and how customer support is carried out.

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