What are the disadvantages of cable Internet?

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

What are the disadvantages of cable Internet?

Disadvantages of cable Internet

While cable Internet service is a fantastic choice for many reasons, there are also a few potential downfalls to be aware of, including:

High cost

Cable Internet service generally costs a lot more than dial-up alternatives and even DSL alternatives. However, some cable Internet companies offer different levels of service and you can choose the lowest cost option if you are looking for a more affordable high-speed Internet service.

Limited choice

Normally you do not have a choice between multiple cable companies in your area. Therefore, if you have decided on cable Internet service, you usually can’t compare prices and options of several cable Internet providers.


Usually you will have to have a representative from the cable company come out to install your cable service. They will need to create a cable line near your computer where you will connect your cable modem.

What is involved in the installation process can vary widely from location to location depending on many factors, including whether cable lines currently exist in the location.

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