After years of dialup hell, AOL, and DirecPC satellite download limitations, I’ve finally graduated to the next level — broadband. Alltel has made DSL available in my area, and I’m absolutely loving it. The ability to download game demos, patches, programs, movie trailers, music, and so on without waiting forever or being limited daily, is a real treat. Why today, I was downloading the trailer to Starship Troopers 2, whilst listening to Groove Salad, uploading a movie I recorded, and playing Unreal Tournament 2004 online without a single hiccup. Speeds are pretty consistent and nice, usually hovering around 140kb/sec download, 15kb/sec upload; a 1mb download takes 7 seconds average.