In most cities cable companies are offering Cable Modems to their
customers to access the internet.
Compared to a standard V.90 anaolg modem, the bandwidth is incredible.
With cable modems all
transmissions are done through cable thus freeing up your
telephone line for telephone converstations.
No more need to "dial up" to your isp, with Cable Modems, you are
online as long as your computer is turned on.
The only drawback and complaint I've heard from cable modem users is that the more cable modem users in
your block (or neighbourhood) the slower your speeds are because you
essentially share the bandwidth so
much like anaolog modems, during peak times, your speeds drop although if
you do your surfing and
downloading during off peak times you can make full advantage of the
Currently Cable Modems now support the newer DOCSIS 2.0 standard
can support speeds up to 100Mbits/sec and potentially up to 250Mbits/sec.