Cable is a shared process. The more people that are online, using the same cable wire, will slow down the others using it. Not only are the others using it, it is also carrying the programs for the television part of it. I guess if you look at it as a highway, the more things on the highway, it becomes cluttered.
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Hello, I'm not very tech savvy, but got a new Dell recently with 2.8 Ghz, plenty of memory and regular Windows XP features. I have a comcast cable internet connection and until up to the last month, remember getting downloads at speeds of 1, 2, or more MB/s. Now, I'm only getting about 45 kb/s. If you have a moment, please let me know if there is an adjustment within my power or if I'm at the mercy of the internet. Regards.