We have the 6 Mbps/512 Kbps AT&T DSL here. No problems
Just did a speedtest and it was that fastest ever.....5.05 Mbps/.065 Mbps
Started with the 768 Kbps/128 Kbps that used to cost $10 if you signed up onlinehttp://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19305115/ns/technology_and_science-tech_and_gadgets/
It was $15 if you just called them ($20 today) but videos were terrible...had to pause 'em to let 'em load for smoothness.
Worked for me but my son wanted to play his PS3 games online so we ordered the highest package available from AT&T.....listed online @ $42.95/month....we may pay a little less, too tired to trek to the file cabinet to peek at the bill.
Had Charter cable at first.....I think reliability was an issue as well as their higher cost....plus there are plenty of free Over-The-Air TV programs to watch so cutting the cable was easy.
Years later I still see the cable trucks slowly go by while peering in the windows....I suspect they're looking for an illegal connection so they can seize whatever is attached to that service.
I've heard some horror stories.
I love that Monroe County sits between Toledo and Detroit....two major broadcasting markets to increase our viewing pleasure....plus a couple of Canadian stations come in crystal clear as well but they're still on the older analog spectrum.
Back to the ISP....I think one has to be within a certain distance from the ISP for DSL so it may not be an option for everybody.