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What is the difference between DSL and Cable connections?

DSL bandwidth can be guaranteed and is private, whereas cable modems work over a shared network and can be slowed down by the number of users sharing the network at any one time. Due to their shared environment, Cable modems are also more vulnerable to hacking. The telco network by design is much more reliable than the Cable TV network, due in large part to the amount of redundancy built into it (how often is your phone out of service compared with your cable?). Download speeds of our DSL service (up to 6Mbps) are typcially comparable to cable modem service in Vermont and our upload speeds (up to 1Mbps) are faster than are typically offered on cable modems.

 

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