Had some DSL problems today, and wondering about something. Had no DSL access from 9am to 7pm today. The DSL light was out for at least 3 hours so I assume Bell South was doing some work. Well I was tinkering when the connection went up (was trying to logon for several minutes before it went up so knew exactly when it went up. My average download time according to DSL reports and others was 256K, with the periodic 512K. But the testing I just did gave me 1024K to 1280K. I'm wondering if there was some upgrading going on, I would galdly forget the day of no access for this kind of upgrade. But then I thought that I was probably just one of the few people connecting at that moment (I'm sure most people had given up and figured it would work tomorrow). I will continue to test it to see. What do you guys think, was there maybe an upgrade or was it just some extra long down time and no one else was on the system??? And to piss me off just a little bit. I'm using a DSL router and Earthlink says they won't support it, which is fine. But they would not call Bell South to do a line check unless I did 3 steps, one of which was use their terrible SW. I tried to explain to them that if the tech has determined the modem is working but the DSL light was out for several hours a call to Bell South to check was not out of the question. But they would not take the next step without installing that crap SW. I can live with them not giving me end user tech support because of the DSL router, but them not willing to make a line call check is being beyond bereaucratic. And Bell South will not accept a direct call from me to see if the line is being worked on or is damaged for the DSL, only if the Phone line is not working will they accept a direct call. Argh!!!