Originally Posted by Chere
Hard to say. Depends on what you're looking for. I have 7Mbps service with Centurylink. Rack cost on that is $54.99, but I have local phone service (+ $13.18) and get a $13 promotional discount. With taxes and fees, my monthly bill is around $65.
The advantage to DSL is that you have a direct connection, whereas with cable modem, you're basically on a network with your neighbors, so during peak times, your actual speed can be lower. DSL is always consistent on your end; delays are generally at the website you're visiting.
DSL used to also have the advantage that upload speed and download speed were the same, but that's not true anymore. CenturyLink throttles upload speeds to 768K, IIRC. Also, as a rule, you generally get a bit less than your top speed due to overhead, so my actual download speed is about 6.88 Mbps.
I first got DSL when I needed the faster upload speeds, but stopped working for that company before CenturyLink throttled back their upload speeds. (People were using their broadband connections to operate file servers, which were against the terms of agreement.)
Make your own decisions...I'm with CenturyLink mainly due to inertia and my general dislike of Cox from the time I had cable TV through them, but I really need to check out Cox again.