I've used Verizon DSL in the past, and I was quite pleased with the connection's stability. That was about 3 years ago, and the speed was just about the full advertised throughput of 1.5 Mbps down and 128 Kbps up.
Now, I am using Time Warner Cable/Road Runner and they recently upgraded everyone in my area to 10 Mbps down and 1 Mbps up. Needless to say, I'm loving it! It's about time they upgraded from 5 Mbps/384 Kbps! Then again, the only reason why they upgraded was because Verizon rolled out FiOS here. I'd seroiusly consider switching to FiOS, but it's an overkill for me right now, since I have no need for a landline phone and, besides, I rent, and I'm not sure if my landlord wants to wire the whole house with fiber. Smart idea, yes, but landlords can be stubborn.
That and the fact that my cable is already included in my monthly rent, so bonus!
BTW, the Time Warner speed increase has not inflated the bill either: still $45/month.
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