Cable uses cable TV lines. These are copper wires installed for the purpose of transmitting television programming. Like phone lines, these were mostly put in place before the internet took off. But, because television has higher requirements than phone calls, cable lines are better equipped than phone lines to handle large amounts of internet data. This is why you’ll typically see higher available speeds for cable internet than DSL. But the price is usually a little higher as well.
With high speed cable Internet service you are always connected to the net. There is no need to dial an ISP, so you can surf the Internet without tying up your home phone line.
Where is EarthLink Cable Internet service available?
We offer High Speed Cable Internet access nationwide. Simply enter your address and phone number on the main Cable or Internet Access page of this site, and we'll confirm availability and pricing in your area. Even if Cable isn't available, you may still qualify for one of our other broadband Internet services, such as High Speed DSL.