Got a call from my ISP this morning as I was about to leave for work. They'll be finishing a digital rollout this summer in my area of LAC and I'll be getting an upgrade on my net connection for free! 200 Mbps down and 15 Mbps down, I believe. Couldn't quite understand what the gentleman on the line said about upload. Pitiful uplink, but that's cable for you. FiOs isn't any better these days. A big thank you to ATT, Verizon and Comcast/Time Warner for screwing your customers over and my ISP saving face. The funny thing is this. Around 5 years ago this summer, I had major issues with my ISP and it was the last straw. They came out and did a whole bunch of upgrades; corporate in Missouri bankrolled it otherwise I would have paid around 4-6K. Everything has been smooth sailing since. Not to mention the heavy 3 year discount they gave me among other things. After the deal ended they, corporate, called me wanting to see if I'd want an ultra package. I said sure since it was 'cheap' at the time, $60 for 100 Mbps down. Anyway, they called me this morning telling me if the good news above. Additionally, instead of paying the $150-ish I pay now for all these services plus a platinum package for TV, they managed to create a bundle for me. No contract, but a 4 year lock-in of, wait for it.. $90 for all of that plus new modems and cable set top DVR thingamajigs. The catch? It comes with their phone service. *groan* It's not the best and I've had bad experience with VOIP phones. They did say I didn't have to use it and could just keep my regular Verizon line for phone. And that if the phone line ever dies because of a storm or something, I have a cable line to rely on. No idea if they raised the 500 GB cap, but they've admitted they really don't care about customer usage unless it's constant, like a server. Ironically, even with all this, I have satellite service too. Mostly for non-American channels. Canadian, French, Italian, British, etc. Can't catch good footy from a US provider. *scoffs* Having said that, I still know that $90 is still far too much. Plenty of people in Europe get way better service for a fraction of the cost.