I have a cable modem. I tried DSL because it's a little cheaper. It's a lot slower. I got about 450kbps down compared to the 2.5mbps with cable. (speed tests, which I suspect are connectionless, like streaming video, therefore not the same as saving a file to your hard drive which requires packets to be re-sent if they get lost). In real life this means that downloading one of my bands songs happened at about 32kbps w/DSL and about 190kbps w/cable. Our songs are not good enough to take that long! I called verizon and asked if these numbers were typical, they said yes, so that settled that. I kept the cable. Why did I post this you ask? I don't know.