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#274479 - 02/05/08 11:12 PM Re: Broadband or dial-up? [Re: Bernard]
DragonFish Offline
Shy Boomer

Registered: 01/19/08
Posts: 34
Loc: Victoria, Australia
I have cable broadband with a 12Gb limit per month which we never get anywhere using up, but previous 2Gb far too little.
Seems to take about an hour or so to download a game demo.

Broadband is a fair bit more expensive than dial-up here, and I've heard that our 'fast' broadband is a lot slower than the rest of the world, possibly due to one company holding the reins so to speak. Have just bought a laptop and have dial-up on that, had forgotten how slow it is!

#274659 - 02/06/08 09:06 AM Re: Broadband or dial-up? [Re: DragonFish]
escakacs Offline
Settled Boomer

Registered: 12/18/07
Posts: 737
Loc: Brighton Township, Ohio
Dial-up! I have no choice. I live in the boonies. We aren't offered DSL, or cable. Satellite has around a $700.00 installation fee and is around $80.00 a month. When I asked the cable company when they'd have internet services out here they laughed.

#274755 - 02/06/08 12:02 PM Re: Broadband or dial-up? [Re: Bernard]
PMcOuntry Offline
Settled Boomer

Registered: 01/20/08
Posts: 512
Loc: Pennsylvania, USA
Broadband with no limits (that I know of, lol). I can DL a full game w/in minutes or less generally. I've not tried DL'ing a really LARGE game as I like to buy hardcopies.

If someone told me I had to go back to dial up, I would throw a fit and start reading more!

#278401 - 02/13/08 02:49 PM Re: Broadband or dial-up? [Re: PMcOuntry]
Joan A Offline
Shy Boomer

Registered: 02/01/06
Posts: 65
Loc: 22460 Uzel, France
ADSL through the phone line, plus wi-fi from the router for the laptop. Here in France, most everyone has broadband. Wouldn't go back to dial-up for anything. Broadband was one of our criteria when buying a house here.
Joan A

#278424 - 02/13/08 03:26 PM Re: Broadband or dial-up? [Re: Joan A]
Jenny Offline
Grande Olde Dame
Sonic Boomer

Registered: 12/04/99
Posts: 31224
Loc: Northwestern New Mexico, USA
I have DSL broadband, which runs through a router to the four computers in the house. This may slow downloads a little, but it's still lightning fast compared to dial-up...bravo
"Once you give up integrity, the rest is easy." Anonymous

#278589 - 02/13/08 10:08 PM Re: Broadband or dial-up? [Re: Marian]
Cat in the Hat Offline
Settled Boomer

Registered: 11/06/00
Posts: 243
Loc: Pennsylvania
Broadband [fiber optics] all the way. No problem with downloading or playing games online.

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