I've been shopping for better internet service lately. I have Verizon DSL, $21.99/month, but the speed sucks -- on a GOOD day I'll get 750 down / 125 up. Seems to be getting even slower ever since I called to complain about the slow connection (with old cpu - turned out to be a root kit infection, not the DSL). Guy says "well your paying for only 680 up, so your getting a deal here"
. Since then test are showing 720 down / 115 up. Crooked bastards - I'd like to just dump the company all together, but there are 2 monopolies here in MA with the market cornered: Verizon for phone/DSL & Charter for cable. Both rip you off any chance they get & you can't do a thing about it -- who else you gonna turn to? They know that & really stick it to you.
I called Charter to see how much their service was - starts off at a promotional $30/month, then they jack you 6 months later at $58/mo!!!
Verizon's faster service 1 step above mine is over double the price of my current service!
Can't win ...