Cable-based (cablemodem) broadband Internet access can be super fast - for DOWNLOADING that is.. And if you are downloading say, one or two files .. try any more than that (simultaneous) transfers and you'll hit a bottleneck. While downloads aren't as much of a problem, when you start doing *uploads*, especially simultaneous uploads, Cable Internet can slow to a crawl and choke down the whole setup you've got going. In case you and your roommates are going to try to do P2P stuff, don't all do it. Dedicate a machine for doing just that and throttle it way down, and limit the # of simultaneous transfers - particularly uploads.. It starts to choke beginning at even a couple of upload sessions if they are happening at the same time. Sad