ilug-admin at linux.ie wrote:
>> Just in case anyone is interested, Cablelink have updated their page on
> cable modems, as the trials have finished.
>> The link is:
>>http://www.cablelink.ie/cable_main.htm>> The interesting bit is in the FAQ section, where it states that the service
> is faster than ADSL.
Cable *is* faster than ADSL... for one user :-)
As soon as you get lots of people on a given cable segment, the bandwidth
goes right down again. ADSL may not have the full speed of a good cable
connection, but you don't have to share it with anyone.
Also, cable is basically shared ethernet, which means every bloody script
kiddie within range gets a shot at your machine. This is even worse for
Win9x/NT people, who can have their boxes taken down any time someone
feels like it.
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