Archive for March, 2013
I recently moved to a bigger city, and of course the first thing that I setup was my internet connection. I’ve had the same ISP for a couple of years now, and they’ve been alright. I’ve noticed drops in service here and there but overall it was a tolerable experience. However, as soon as I started watching my online shows in the new place, I noticed some dramatic changes in my viewing experience. There were long periods of waiting for the shows to buffer, and I felt like I was relapsing to my younger days of dial-up. I got so frustrated one night I even tweeted about it:
Just took me two hours to watch a 1 hour movie. Why I’m leaving @coxcomm. — Krono$ (@SuperKronos) January 28, 2013
I finally decided to switch over and give DSL a shot, but I didn’t cancel my Cable. I figured I’d do a little testing and really see who was the better service after all. I put together a pretty extensive document of my results. You can find that document and all the data I captured and used in a link below. This blog post is a summary of what I found to be the important parts.