Which one is better? In terms of reliability for gaming and such? And mbps/money rate?
i looked at clear, it said they only have mobile interntet, not home internet
How much do you pay for your internet? I'm looking to spend about 40 a month on decent internet thats reliable for gaming and such
I spend 140 on my cable line and another 80 for my dsl line. The cable would be cheaper if I used thier tv service as well, then it would go to 80 same cost as the dsl, but I use Direct Tv for my tv service so just internet 108mpbs down, 5mbps up is 120ish then another 20 in taxes and stuff. Not sure what you'll get for 40 bucks a month that wouldn't even get you internet were I live. If your closer in to the city with more options this is likely more competitive then out here. Like I said both my services are pretty reliable, but just regularly i'd say at least 1 day a month one of them is down for maint. If it storms one will randomly go out for a few mins then come back and vice versa. This is why I use a pfSense box I made for my router, so I can have both isp feeding 1 router in a failover so when one goes down the other takes over. and I have everything on battery backups so even if power goes out it satys on and stable, which is a must for me since I use VoIP for my telephone at home as well.EDIT
- One thing that may be important is the difference. DSL when it works it works as it is intended if you get 20mbps down you get 20mpbs down as long as the link is working. With cable your link can be 50, 80, 100mpbs and even though it's working it can vary between 20, 30, 40, all the way up to your max even though theres no issues with the line itself. Others useing the service in your neighborhood will effect your link speeds, like typically in prime time you'll notice a slow down of speeds while people are watching tv later in the evenings the speed will return. It really depends on the speed if your on a say 3mpbs link you prolly wouldn't notice, but on the faster ones you will.
Edited by Mikesnow, 14 October 2012 - 11:31 AM.