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Research DSL and cable modem services available closest to your community. You may use neighboring communities or regions if your community does not have access to DSL or cable modem services. Researched material must be focused on the technical aspects of DSL and cable modem services. Marketed documents, white papers, or other advertisements may not be used for the completion of this assignment.
Write a three to four (3-4) page paper in which you:

Identify the DSL and cable modem services referenced in this assignment and the region(s) in which they operate.

Create a diagram of the DSL and Cable Modem connections to your ISP, cable organization, and telecom to your home router using Visio or its open source alternative software. Note: The graphically depicted solution is not included in the required page length.

Compare and evaluate the speeds of DSL and cable modem that you researched.
Compare and evaluate the cost of DSL and cable modem that you researched.
Compare and evaluate the reliability of DSL and cable modem that you researched.
Recommend DSL or cable modem based on the previous comparison and evaluation of services available closest to your region. Explain your recommendation.
Use at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.

Points: 80
Assignment 4: Services in Your Area
Criteria
Unacceptable
Below 70% F
Fair
70-79% C
Proficient
80-89% B
Exemplary
90-100% A
1. Identify the DSL and cable modem services referenced in this assignment and the region(s) in which they operate.
Weight: 5%
Did not submit or incompletely identified the DSL and cable modem services referenced in this assignment and the region(s) in which they operate.
Partially identified the DSL and cable modem services referenced in this assignment and the region(s) in which they operate.
Satisfactorily identified the DSL and cable modem services referenced in this assignment and the region(s) in which they operate.
Thoroughly identified the DSL and cable modem services referenced in this assignment and the region(s) in which they operate.
2. Create a diagram of the DSL and cable modem connections to your ISP, cable organization, and telecom to your home router using Visio or its open source alternative software.
Weight: 20%
Did not submit or incompletely created a diagram of the DSL and cable modem connections to your ISP, cable organization, and telecom to your home router using Visio or its open source alternative software.
Partially created a diagram of the DSL and cable modem connections to your ISP, cable organization, and telecom to your home router using Visio or its open source alternative software.
Satisfactorily created a diagram of the DSL and cable modem connections to your ISP, cable organization, and telecom to your home router using Visio or its open source alternative software.
Thoroughly created a diagram of the DSL and cable modem connections to your ISP, cable organization, and telecom to your home router using Visio or its open source alternative software.
3. Compare and evaluate the speeds of DSL and cable modem that you researched.
Weight: 15%
Did not submit or incompletelycompared and evaluated the speeds of DSL and cable modem that you researched.
Partiallycompared and evaluated the speeds of DSL and cable modem that you researched.
Satisfactorilycompared and evaluated the speeds of DSL and cable modem that you researched.
Thoroughlycompared and evaluated the speeds of DSL and cable modem that you researched.
4. Compare and evaluate the cost of DSL and cable modem that are available closest to your region.
Weight: 15%
Did not submit or incompletelycompared and evaluated the cost of DSL and cable modem that are available closest to your region.
Partiallycompared and evaluated the cost of DSL and cable modem that are available closest to your region.
Satisfactorilycompared and evaluated the cost of DSL and cable modem that are available closest to your region.
Thoroughlycompared and evaluated the cost of DSL and cable modem that are available closest to your region.
5. Compare and evaluate the reliability of DSL and cable modem that are available closest to your region.
Weight: 15%
Did not submit or incompletely compared and evaluated the reliability of DSL and cable modem that are available closest to your region.
Partially compared and evaluated the reliability of DSL and cable modem that are available closest to your region.
Satisfactorily compared and evaluated the reliability of DSL and cable modem that are available closest to your region.
Thoroughly compared and evaluated the reliability of DSL and cable modem that are available closest to your region.
6. Recommend DSL or cable modem based on the previous comparison and evaluation of services available closest to your region. Explain your recommendation.
Weight: 15%
Did not submit or incompletely recommended DSL or cable modem based on the previous comparison and evaluation of services available closest to your region. Did not submit or incompletely explained your recommendation.
Partially recommended DSL or cable modem based on the previous comparison and evaluation of services available closest to your region. Partially explained your recommendation.
Satisfactorily recommended DSL or cable modem based on the previous comparison and evaluation of services available closest to your region. Satisfactorily explained your recommendation.
Thoroughly recommended DSL or cable modem based on the previous comparison and evaluation of services available closest to your region. Thoroughly explained your recommendation.
7. 3 references
Weight: 5%
No references provided
Does not meet the required number of references; some or all references poor quality choices.
Meets number of required references; all references high quality choices.
Exceeds number of required references; all references high quality choices.
8. Clarity, writing mechanics, and formatting requirements
Weight: 10%
More than 6 errors present
5-6 errors present
3-4 errors present
0-2 errors present

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