Re: people who have netflix/hulu instead of cable..
We have cable internet through Atlantic Broadband. I found the speed difference between DSL (with Verizon) and cable was tremendous. With Verizon our speed was never testing as high as they claimed we were getting. I will say, we changed routers at the same time so that could have made a difference, but we went back to an old router so I doubt that was it.
With the cable we are paying $60/month which includes a landline (we need one because we get crap cell service at our house).