I have had DSL for a couple years now and it has always been fairly slow. I live in a fairy good sized town too. When downloading from a website or ANYWHERE, the fastest i've ever gone is 177 kb/sec. Should I call my provider and ask whats the deal? Also, I think to use dsl, we need to go through Earthlink, but we also have AOL accounts. Is this stupid? Do we have 2 internet service providers?