I currently have BellSouth FastAccess DSL Xtreme which package consists of: * 3Mbps downstream X 384Kbps upstream [bold](actually get 2.4Mbps x 313bps)[/bold] * Static IP * 1 back-up dial account * 8 mailboxes per account * 25MB storage per mailbox * 10MB personal Web space [bold]All I really care about is the speed and up time.[/bold] I have never used cable and now that it is available in my area with 5Mbps down and 500 up, I believe, I wanted to know if it truly delivers as promised. My DSL has been down three times since I’ve had it for over a year now, two of which were do to the hurricanes, and one to a switch problem at their facility. If you have cable, what speeds do you really get based on what’s promised, up and down? How often do you have an outage, if any? If you run speed tests online, do you see a slowing at any given time of the day? Why do you prefer one type over the other? Etc. Here are some speed tests that you could use to see what your broadband speed is currently. http://wdc.speakeasy.net/ http://www.pcpitstop.com/internet/default.asp http://bandwidthplace.com/speedtest/ Answers to questions like these would be greatly appreciated by myself and I’m sure by many others as well.