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Cable Internet is one of the faster Internets you can get.  Cable may have several drawbacks, however.

Unlike DSL where you have a direct line from you to your ISP all to yourself, all Internet traffic for all customers in a given area travels over the same cable network simultaneously.  What this means is that high use can cause cable Internet to slow down for every user.  This may or may not be an issue in your area, but if you have cable Internet and it seems slower to you at certain times of the day it may be that kids are getting on the Internet after getting off school or adults are getting on the Internet after getting off work.  If a large number of people get on at the same time you may notice a difference, depending on how much bandwidth they're using.

Another potential drawback of cable Internet is that cable companies tend to have among the lowest rated customer service of any industry in America.  Customer service from cable providers is notoriously bad.

Another potential drawback, at least in Maquoketa, is that the cable lines in some areas of town are not the most reliable.  Some of my customers, mostly in the higher-rent neighborhoods, have told me that they have never had an issue with their Internet while other customers in areas of town the services pay less attention to complain about regular outages.

Another potential drawback is that the cable service in Maquoketa currently only offers a "metered connection".  What this means is that you are allotted so much data in a month.  If you go over that amount you will find an extra charge on your bill.  This means that customers are presented with confusing plans with different "data caps" and no idea "how much" Interent they generally use in a month.  The sales rep who travels door to door in Maquoketa may tell you "You'll never use more than this in a month!"  The last time I heard this they were offering a 250GB data cap.  That sounds like a lot.  But currently the average houshold uses 190GB of data per month, mostly used watching video on services like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime.  With the adults watching one thing and three kids each watching something else I am pretty certain we very much would go over that in a month.  But if you don't have kids at home you are unlikely to.  But still, there's really no way to know until you get your bill.  At that point you're likely to find out that you're either paying too much because you got too big a plan or you're paying too much because you didn't get a big enough plan and you are getting charged extra each month for the overage.

Your cable service provider may or may not be willing to offer Internet service without a cable television package.  If they do not, that is the final drawback with cable Internet, the price.  Every time the contracts expire content providers extort more money from cable companies, who in turn raise the price on their customers to make up for that.  When I get a Mediacom ad in the mail with an introductary offer telling me how much I'll save for the first year I'm always shocked at the savings, but not in a good way.  The amount I would save for the introductory rate is more than I"m willing to pay a month for the service, never mind that amount PLUS the amount I'll be paying a month for the next year before it goes up.