Gaaah, out in the sticks, you can either have satellite, wireless "broadband" (uh-huh) or dialup. Switched from Hughesnet because of increasingly crappy and slow speeds to Verizon broadband. Hubby has an "unlimited" account (which means 5GB a month, then they FAP [limit] you), I have 5GB a month (then they charge you .25 per MB) Used to be decent speeds, 200k or so. Lately in the last month, my speeds have dropped to between 25-80k with occasional bursts up to 200, then get booted off the system. Redial, sit at 10k, then note as "dormant" even though I'm actively trying to access a web page. Must be all those new damn phones people got for Christmas. Hubby is getting the daylights FAPped out of him too, not because he's exceeded the 5GB per month limit, but because he uses XBox Live. Apparently, buried in the fine print, you may not use XBox Live with Verizon. They suggest a landline, which won't work, because cable isn't accessible where I live. Wondering if they're dropping MY rates because his are so high, since they're on the same billing name/address. Must make phone call tomorrow and scream. Six minutes to load GT is ridiculous, if it doesn't time out or stall in the meantime.