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What is the difference between DSL & broadband


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becca77

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Can someone explain what is the difference in broadband, dsl, cable and T3?

I googled it and couldn't find anything (that I understood anyway, :tazz: )
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DSL/ADSL, Cable and T3 are all forms of broadband. It just a matter of speed, as a rough guide, ADSL=20*Dial-up, Cable=100*Dial-up, T3=Blink and you'll miss it
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DSL/ADSL, Cable and T3 are all forms of broadband.  It just a matter of speed, as a rough guide, ADSL=20*Dial-up,  Cable=100*Dial-up, T3=Blink and you'll miss it

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I am getting a new ISP.
How do I know what it is?

It says it is broadband -and you said that includes all of them - so I get that part.

The internet access is from my cable TV provider (adelphia) I don't have it yet, though - still waiting for my modem to arrive.

On their homepage that I ordered the service through it says high speed internet broadband and then DSL/Cable.

I am really not this dense - just on this topic. LOL
When someone asks me what kind of connection I have I want to be able to tell them without looking stupid :tazz:
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Hey Becca77, Welcome to G2G

Adelphia Powerlink is a BroadBand Service that uses Cable as a transportation medium.

ADSL and Cable are broadband services aimed at the home user.

T3 is a connection method we use in the corporate world.

Here is a good definition of Broadband
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Here is a good definition of Broadband

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Thank you!!
I tried to google it and most stuff I came up with confused the heck out of me. :tazz:
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hey becca, a good website for finding technical deffinitions is www.webopedia.com they've got a lot of usefull stuff
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