August 7th, 2006



So, I'm planning on getting DSL for my apartment. I don't want local phone service, so here are my options with Verizon, both with one-year agreements:

768Kbps / 128Kbps, $19.95 per month, comes with a standard DSL modem
3.0Mbps / 768Kbps, $34.95 per month, comes with a combined modem/wireless router

I suppose the speed increase isn't all that important to me, unless I have multiple people over using my wireless at the same time. Not sure if it's worth the extra $15 per month or not.

Does anyone know if getting a combined modem/wireless router is necessarily any better than just getting their standard modem and buying a separate wireless router?

Hopefully, getting access at home will make me more productive at work, as I now spend some time catching up on email and LJ when I get to work, especially on Mondays.