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Newbie here

i want to ask what is the best isp out there. i am in the state of ny and need better speed. my speed is bad. i want something faster. has anyone used ool? how is it?

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Do you want. . .

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Dial-up, cable, ADSL, ISDN? What is available in your area?

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depends on speed.

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we have optimum on line cable. verizon adsl. earthlink adsl. these are the alternatives. i want the fastest and most reliable. cable is fast. but not always. adsl is always the same speed but slower than cable. that's the dilemma. do i go cable?

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what do you want to do with...

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...all that speed? Pure raw speed is only part of the equation. If you are gaming, network latency is just as important. DSL is better for that. If you are downloading a few large files, cable is better (if you choose a non-peak time to do it). If you are downloading a lot of large files, DSL is better (much better, 100 times better, after OOL caps your account for overuse...). If you are hoping for snappier websurfing, neither will help as your incoming pages are based on the speed and responsiveness of the distant server, you won't get it any faster than they serve it. It all depends on what you want to do with the speed.

And where in NY are you? Verizon has been having some issues in the NYC/Brooklyn area, but things are supposedly working well in Jersey and out on the Island. DSL speed is related to distance from the central office, so how long is your loop. OOL just announced a whopping speed increase in some areas.

The answer is not so simple.

dw

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i'm in nyc

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but we don't have time warner. only cablevision.

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(NT) (NT) people seem to like OOL

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