Currently I have to use a 56k modem to connect to the internet. My ISP is Compuserve. The thing is when I log on to the internet my modem claims to connect at 115,200BPS. Is this connection speed slightly slower or faster than 56k?(what I should be getting.)I've noticed lately that my friend who is just down that the street from me also connects at 56k except his computer claims to connect at exactly 56000bps and my connection seems to be slightly faster than his(he is running a faster computer than me though, and he also connects with the same access numbers that I do to connect to his ISP AOL) so whats the deal? is my connection running faster than 56k? if so why? my system specs are a 1999 HP Pavillion with a 466 MHZ Celeron Processor with Windows 98 SE. Thanks.