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Broad band?

  1. Feb 6, 2004 #1

    wolram

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    i want to change my connection to broad band,"it has just
    arrived in my area", can anyone tell me what this would
    involve, im told the maximum download speed will be 512
    is that good?
    thanks for any help.
     
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  3. Feb 6, 2004 #2

    dduardo

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    My DSL connection has a download rate of 1.5MB and upload of 256KB. This services costs $50 USD per month.

    If 512KB is the best that is offered in your neighborhood and the price is good, then I would get it. You'll never want to go back to standard dialup again.
     
  4. Feb 7, 2004 #3

    wolram

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    i took the plunge and am about to upgrade to BB,
    as luck would have it the tiscali computers had
    a glitch as i was filling in the online form, and
    it went through with errors, now i have the trauma
    of contacting them via land line and listening to music
    and automated messages, isn't the computer age wonderful.
    thanks for advice I'm sure the pain will be worth it.
     
  5. Mar 1, 2004 #4
    also make sure you know the upspeed, and ask if theres a bandwidth cap. most do it monthly, such as 30 gig a month. some do it daily, mine is 1 gig a day.

    also ask what happens if you go over the cap.
     
  6. Mar 1, 2004 #5

    wolram

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    Ive done it, it was painless and simple even for me, the joy
    of rapid downloads is mine, i have done the tests suggested
    and i have no limits, an extra free download eliminated all
    the unnecessary plug ins, and now PDFs are almost instant.
    thank you all i am so happy.
     
  7. Mar 1, 2004 #6
    I've been on broadband for the last 6 months, until my recent move...my dial-up experience lasted an entire day before I broke down and got DSL. I just couldn't go back...it is like an addiction!!
     
  8. Mar 6, 2004 #7
    Broadband is great, very fast.

    But don't forget to get a firewall. Windows XP has a built-in firewall you can activate. And make sure your Anti-Virus programs are up to date.
     
  9. Mar 6, 2004 #8
    Firewalls are for sissies.
     
  10. Mar 7, 2004 #9
    Y0Ur C0mPUtEr H4$ b3en H@Ck3d. oWned! mU4h@H@H4
     
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