In June, I made a decision to switch to Comcast Cable for internet access. I am very pleased with the decision. There are a number of network speed testing tools available. I used a tool available from Vonage to compare the performance of the two services. The results are shown in the following graphs.
With Comcast Cable, I got a download speed of 5.77 Mbps and an upload speed of 644 kbps. With Frontier DSL, got a download speed of 1.36 Mbps and an upload speed of 117 kbps.
The real world difference between the two services is like night and day. When we tried to play video from any source (youtube, Google, CNN, ESPN..) with Frontier DSL, the video would start and stop as the playback ran faster than the download. With Comcast Cable, video from any source downloads quickly and plays smoothly. It opens up a whole new on-line world.