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Verizon DSL vs Comcast Cable

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On Sat, 21 Feb 2004 16:21:31 -0500
David Kramer <david at> wrote:

> I moved away from cablemodem and to SpeakEasy because (1) I wanted a
> static IP address (I have two now), (2) I wanted an ISP that not only
> permits servers, but actively supports Linux (both the community and
> users who have it), and (3) my area got cablemodem long enough ago
> that we have crappy hardware and I couldn't get speeds anywhere near
> 2-3Mbs downstream on a regular basis.  

In Newton, we were one of the first communities to get cable modem
service from Contiental Cablevision. While in the past I've had some
outages, the past couple of years the service has been rock solid. I
consistently get 3+Mbps. 

I did look into Speakeasy several times, but I'm too far from the
telephone CO. The Newton CO is in Newtonville at the Northern end of the
city. Actually, David Kramer (who lives in Waltham) is closer to the
Newton CO than I am. I am at the Southern end of the city where Newton
meets Brookline and West Roxbury. 
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