For over ten years my broadband service was DSL from Century-Link (aka "Qwest"). In the summer of 2013, I got fed up with the erratic and intermittent nature of my DSL connection, tried to get Century-Link to fix it, and finally gave up and switched to cable internet supplied by Cox communications.
It has been two months now, and all I can say is that it is like night and day. Century-Link DSL was so bad, there was never a day without problems. My cable internet "just works". That is the highest praise I can give any technology. It is as reliable as the ethernet at the university. It is like the running water we take for granted or telephones back in the days before cell phones. My connection is always there, it is fast, and I can keep remote sessions going for days on end. The only mystery is why I waited and suffered so long.
Now this could all be different in different parts of town or the country, but this has been my experience now in two different Tucson, Arizona locations.
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