I am wondering if I would be happy if I switched to DSL. I am pretty sure that I could get it for about half as much as what the cable company is charging me for broadband internet. The problem is that I have had DSL in Arkansas, back when I used to live in Little Rock. I was living with some other students in this big house and for a time we got DSL because it was really cheap and we were broke. That turned out to be a disaster really, because there were too many of us there and we all wanted to use it at the same time and also it just did not work as well as it could have. In fact there is not any real reason why you could not make DSL work as well as the cable company’s broadband internet, but it seems like they never manage to quite make it work the way it should.
In fact if you go to the site of one of those fiber optic providers and you read the information they will call it something DSL. Of course the big difference between it and other types of DSL is that you have a piece of fiber optic cable running in to the house. I believe that U verse advertise their service at 50 megabytes up and down, which basically means you could run your own internet TV channel from you living room if you were so inclined. It would be awesome if you wanted to do tell conference type deals. Of course I am mostly interested in the down speed of my internet. The uplink is nice I suppose, but it is not a huge deal to me to be able to send videos out like that.