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Cable modem vs. DSL phone line

Cable DSL

Cost: $30-$50 $50-$100

Subscribers: 1.8 million 575,000

Speed: Both operate up to 100 times the speed of a 28.8 kilobit-per-second phone modem. But during peak periods, cable modems tend to slow down; DSL systems don't.

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