Cruising The Net In Hyperdrive

There are lots of high-speed services. Which is right for you?

Tim Higgins has the bandwidth blues. When he lived in Boston, the 48-year-old computer networking consultant connected to the Internet via a cable modem. But since moving to Nellysford, Va., last September, he's had to hook up via a markedly slower phone hookup--the only way to go online in his neck of the woods. "Once you get a taste of broadband," says Higgins, "it's really hard to go back."

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