KB Home | Advanced Search | Ask Question
Home » Categories » Frequently Asked Questions

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.

 

Attachments Attachments
There are no attachments for this article.
Related Articles RSS Feed
Can I have more than one email address? How do I create one?
Viewed 5020 times since Thu, Nov 18, 2010
Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom/Green Mountain Access Service Area
Viewed 3709 times since Fri, Jul 27, 2012
Do I need Anti-Virus Software on my computer?
Viewed 3321 times since Thu, Nov 18, 2010
What are basic PC keyboard shortcuts?
Viewed 3289 times since Sun, Nov 27, 2011
How can I receive email alerts regarding planned network upgrades/maintanence?
Viewed 3969 times since Thu, Nov 18, 2010
Should I use a surge protector to protect against power issues and/or lightning?
Viewed 3637 times since Thu, Nov 18, 2010
Why do I need wireless security?
Viewed 5567 times since Mon, Nov 28, 2011
GMA Mail Server Settings
Viewed 21847 times since Thu, Dec 20, 2012
Why do I have to reboot my computer? Why does it work?
Viewed 6504 times since Wed, Nov 30, 2011
How can I go wireless?
Viewed 3652 times since Thu, Nov 18, 2010