The FCC is looking for a few good testers.  They want to measure the actual connection speeds people are getting on their home broadband.  Sign up at testmyisp.com.  I signed up right away.  We have been with Comcast since they gobbled up MediaOne some years ago.   The service is up close to 100% of the time but the unfortunate thing is Comcast cable absolutely reeks and is very expensive.  We would love to switch providers but can't in our area. I signed up right away because I'm hoping the FCC does something to eliminate these CATV and ISP monopolies so we can have some real choices and lower rates.