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Friend Keeping DSL and Cable Modem

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I am helping friends who are fairly computer illiterate set up their new computer. At my urging, they have had a DSL line installed and I will hook the new computer to it.

I learned today that the husband wants to keep cable modem for the old computer just in case DSL ever goes down.

I would sure appreciate any input you have to help him see the light. I'm not too anxious to have people know I set up their computer for them and left both services installed. :tazz:
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I'm just puzzled why they (he) would want to switch from cable to dsl?
Cable is much more reliable, less prone to dropped connections and it's cheaper for a given bandwidth (here in the UK anyway). Having said that, I'm on dsl 'cos I live in a rural area where there's no cable. I don't see anything wrong in leaving cable installed for the chap, just in case. Which I had the option of both!
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Hey.. if they want to pay for two services, it shouldn't be your worry!! Let them keep it.. nothing wrong or illegal about it!!

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