Posted 01 March 2005 - 07:21 PM
Looks like Road Runner Lite and Verizon DSL are the same price (or within $1).
There are pros and cons to both. The biggest con to DSL is the further away you are from your area's "central office" the lower the speed is. Verizon will say that it can be other things that slow down your speed, like internal wiring and computer configuration. Internal cable wiring can cause a problem too, but its easy to upgrade cable wiring. Unless you're using a "dinosaur" for a computer, computers are easily tweaked to handle hi-speed internet of any kind.
With cable internet access, you don't need to install any phone filters, which can be a hastle if you have multiple phone jacks in your house. Worst thing you need to install with cable access is a cable splitter, which is usually under $7 at your local hardware store. Unless Verizon warantees the phone filters that come with the service, and one breaks on you, a 2 line DSL filter at Radio Shack is $17 (just checked the price) and a wall mount DSL filter is $14.50
IMO, DSL is fine for those who just surf the web and are really close to the DSL central office. Cable internet access is better overall, even if the price for some tiers are slightly higher.