DSL vs Fixed Wireless Connection for Gaming & Streaming

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I'm moving in a week or so, I'm switching from using HughesNet because of the data cap, latency issues, and other problems with satellite internet. I have two internet options at this new address, DSL (through BPS Telephone Company) and Fixed Wireless (through Hillbilly Wireless) I'm wondering which type of service would provide a more consistent connection for online gaming and streaming. I play online games such as Red Dead Online, GTA, NBA2K19, and a few others. I also watch a lot content on YouTube, and my girlfriend stays on Netflix and has online college classes she takes. BPS (DSL) is offering a plan of 25mbps download and 2-3mbps upload. Hillbilly Wireless (Fixed Wireless) is offering a 10mbps download and 2mbps upload. I'm just wondering which connection will benefit me the most and if the difference in download speeds will hamper anything, or if one offers a more reliable connection with lower latency for online gaming.

Thank You.
 
Definitely DSL. I've also found third party DNS can help lower latency. Try setting your router to use a custom DNS setting instead of your ISP. For instance U-Verse gets a big boost in response time using Google DNS Servers instead of AT&T. There are plenty of other free DNS servers. So try them out and see which get the lowest PING. Whenever you move.
 
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Yeah, from everything I've read it also seems to me that DSL is the more stable option to me. It seems like every time I find an article or forum though, everyone is saying that Fixed Wireless is better, but I just didn't see it.
 
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Yeah, I had to use a few different DNS settings when I was using HughesNet to even attempt getting online.
 

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