From: kevin lyda (kevin at domain suberic.net)
Date: Fri 08 Oct 1999 - 14:48:36 IST
Vincent Cunniffe spoke thusly:
>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.
it all depends on how the network is laid out. and even at adsl level
speeds usually the bottleneck is the net, not your pipe.
>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.
good. stupidity is not punished enough.
seriously, cable companies in the states have made efforts to reduce
this. also my understanding is that the next generation of cable
modems work differently - i think there's a new spec on how they
implement "broadband." not very specific i suppose, but that's the
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