I live in the geographical center of the US and I would challenge anyone on this forum to demonstrate a lower quality, more expensive service than the Windstream DSL I receive. It is more than $70/mo after taxes for a 1mb/s connection that is demonstrably worse than dial-up during evenings and weekends. I have charts,graphs,spreadsheets and other diagnostics (largely collected over years via dslreports.com) and have never seen another individual with Internet connectivity as poor as my own. Please note: the DSLAM is right up the road and my line easily supports 10mb/s+, but the copper-fed DSLAM is the bottleneck. Fixing the connection doesn't require tearing up the streets or laying cables, just adding bandwidth to the CO.