If you had to choose: high speed Internet via cable/telecom or wireless broadband?

On Slashdot bright and early this a.m., Soulskill puts up a post from mklickman that draws attention to a conundrum many laptop Internet users face:Use a wireless router or subscribe to wireless broadband?

On Slashdot bright and early this a.m., Soulskill puts up a post from mklickman that draws attention to a conundrum many laptop Internet users face:

Use a wireless router or subscribe to wireless broadband?

Here's what mklickman had to say:

I've been hearing more and more about mobile broadband offered by the big wireless phone providers, and for the first time came to ask myself how it compares to using a wireless router. Since my wife and I both have laptops, and we're out a lot, would it be wise and/or worth it to do away with the standard cable-modem-plus-router setup and switch over to mobile broadband with (for example) AT&T or Sprint?

I'm not really concerned about the cost of the PC cards themselves; they're not much more expensive than a decent router. Also, the cost of the wireless service per month is only (roughly) ten dollars more than my current ISP is charging me. Is it a good idea?"

We've heard the debate between Wi-Fi and wireless broadband before. Even though this mklickman guy could have done a better job articulating the question, I do think he means to discuss the relative merits of getting your high-speed Internet from a cable or telecom broadband provider vs. doing the same via a wireless broadband service such as Sprint's EV-DO.

Sounds like mklickman has made his choice.

Now let's say it was up to you:

[poll id=197]

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