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Broadband versus Cable comparison chart
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  • current rating is 2.93/5
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  • current rating is 3.6/5
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Speed 2 times faster than 1.5Mbps DSL Raw speed is 30 Mbps, but is reduced to 20-25 Mbps when sharing bandwidth.
Bandwidth Shared-speed varies depending on the number of subscribers on the network Shared-speed varies depending on the number of subscribers on the network
Home Networking Possible Possible
Security Need Security software Need Security software
Price Overall cheaper Costs around the same as DSL, but gives a better speed to cost ratio, making it effectively cheaper than DSL.
Monthly Fee Average $40 to $50 Average $40 to $50
One time set-up fee Average $50 to $100 Average $50 to $100

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