Ok, first of all, to some people who claim that their cable/dsl is slow or whatnot:
Data transfer rates are measured in BITS not BYTES!
If your cable or dsl or whatever is rated at 2.5 Mbps that doesnt mean you’ll download 2.5 megabytes a second! You gotta convert bites to bytes… to do that, divide by 8. So a 2.5mbps connection will allow you to download 312.5 kilobytes per second(~1/3 of a megabyte).
A 384 kbps (kiloBITSpersecond) connection will allow a 48 kilobyte per second download.
I have cable and im pretty sure im the only one on my block using it. My isp says my connection will max at 1.5 mbps, but i usually get around 3 - 5 mbps(375 - 625 kilobytes/s). Unfortunately, my upload is capped at 128 kbps (16 kilobytes/s) :mad:
DSL is a dedicated line, I believe. Cable is shared. If you live on a street with people who dont download or ftp/fxp all day, get cable; If you live on a street with people who download or ftp/fxp all day, DO NOT get cable.