Hi CN! When we moved here to northern OC, we tried Verizon DSL. However, our house happened to be too far down the "trunk line" to get a good signal. Bottom line, if you happen to be in an area that's too far from their office or repeater station, you're out of luck. So we went with Adelphia, which turned into Time Warner when Adelphia went belly-up. On a side note, we also experienced phone outages whenever it rained. Verizon would take a couple weeks to come out, but by then the lines would dry out, and service would be restored. After several rounds of this, I called a couple days before I knew it would rain, and reported the outage. This time, they found the cause in a trunk line that ran from the junction box on our street to another junction box a couple blocks away. They repair guy said that the line needed to be replaced with an optical cable (instead of copper), but that Verizon would "get around to it". Next day, Time Warner notified us that they were offering phone service. So we jumped on it. It was CLASSIC. Verizon called us, mailed us, and emailed us BEGGING for us to stay. We laughed in their face. I should have put that in our family newsletter, it was a high water mark for the downtrodden consumer. Acutally, we're toying with the idea of dropping landline service altogether, since we all have cell phones with a good signal. Maybe that's how you can save the money. Anyway, Happy New Year.