What are some disadvantages of DSL?
Thursday, June 11th, 2009
Disadvantages of DSL
One main disadvantage to DSL Internet service invloves your distance from the phone company’s central office. If you are not in relative proximity to the telephone company’s central office, your connectivity and speed may be slower than average.
DSL is also more expensive than dial-up Internet service and is known to often be slower and less reliable than its most common competitor – cable Internet service.
Before signing up with for DSL service, the best way to determine if it is right for you is to talk to neighbors or other people in your area. If others nearby are happy with the service, cost and speed of their DSL, it is much more likely that you will be satisfied as well.
You can always ask the DSL provider if they offer a free trial period or a money-back guarantee when starting out with their DSL service. This can help to negate the higher cost involved with choosing DSL over a lower cost alternative like dial-up Internet.
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