Originally Posted by SeeinRed
DSL has a lot of issues during high traffic times. They use an old system. Phone wire is the same as it was way back in the day. Cable isn't exactly new, but it has a far greater ability to carry more information. Some electric companies is also trying to provide internet. It isn't going well to say the least. Cable has it's problems if it isn't correctly installed in your house, but when the cable is in good shape, there is no comparison.
I'm not sure that's correct all over that "wire is the same as it was way back in the day" - I believe most of Cincinnati Bell's wiring has been fiber optic for a number of years. Now maybe it's true coming into my home, hence the problems. I'll acknowledge up front, I don't know the technical side of this stuff, but I thought I recall that CB upgraded their system to fiber optics back in the 80's or early 90's or so. Correct me if I'm wrong.