I am by all means not an expert on the subject you can even ask many of the other members on this board, but it seems like i always see that many people are having problems with their DSL speeds, but i really hear no complaints about having cable. it tends to make me think that i am glad that i have cable. though my brother has dsl and have used it quite often, I really think that dsl and cable to me, a nonexpert on all this stuff, is pretty much the same. and those of us who have either cable or DSL are very lucky. Just a thought.