...on downloads..I use a DSL provider that has no limits on downloads and in most cases, in our area, DSL is fairly comparable in speed. (Lots of cable users can bring the overall speed down although generally cable is a little faster on download speed.) You will not lose the ability to download music, use Mozilla, or play games.
Still, in order to operate a modem, whether cable or DSL, you will need power..Likewise for your computer, you'll need power..
Hope this helps.
Just went thru Hurricane Wilma..no power..no cable..so no internet....but I had my phone. so, am now thinking of switching to DSL..any cons to this? I have Windows XP/SP2
HP computer...have downloaded a little music, a game and Mozilla. will I lose those?? The cable broadband is 43.00 a month..the DSL will be 33.00