I was on the phone with AT&T/SBC/Ameritech/Bellsouth (what I offically call them), (just paying the bills), and they are giving us a FREE upgrade in our DSL speed. it's going from 1500kb/s transfer to 6000kb/s transfer. that's a 4x boost. I did the math, and if my downloads go 160kb/s sustained, then they are going to FLY at 640kb/s, give or take. so long as it stays above 512kb/s (1/2 a meg), i'll be happy.
but that's not all. We are also getting a discount on a new router. normally $80, this one will be $40. it has 4 hard lines, 1 USB port (which is what I use), and WIFI. now I can put Airport back to work. Our netgear WIFi router fryed during a firmware update, so this is excellent. the one we have now is 3 years old, and as nice as it is, it's a pain sharing the single hard line between 3 systems. it also has 0 WIFI, but it does have the USB port.
best of all, we are getting the router in less than a week, and have the OK to install it then, and the speed increce is going to take effect on the 1st of June, or 5 to 7 buissness days.