I'm a new convert to High-speed internet. This afternoon, a couple of technicians set me up with AT&T Cable (I never thought I'd expand my service with AT&T, but they were the only ones that didn't require an annual contract and I'll be out of here in several months). Once they left, I ran the installer cd and after a few minutes, I was up an running. All I can say is...unbelievable! I can see the light - so many posts in this forum about everyone else's dsl/cable and I was sick and tired of my 56k dialup, which very rarely hit 40kbps. However, despite all of the members' testimonials, it just didn't connect to me how remarkably different it really is - just numbers. All I thought about was that my internet access would jump from $14.95 to $45.95. Not worth it, or so I thought. After running tests on speed test 1 and speed test 2, I've been able to get a range from 1.7 to 2.2 mbps. Upload is at around 280 kbps. I'm in heaven. You never know how much time you've wasted until you get it back. For those stalwarts who are still reluctant,...if you use the internet any more than to check your email, this is the best thing that you can do for your lifestyle. The sensation is like...well, the only analogy that I can think of is the difference between using a condom and going condom-free. You eventually get there both ways, but it's a matter of how long it drags. Thanks to all of those folks who I thought tooted their horns too much. Now I know, it's just the facts.