In June of 2002 I finally got DSL service. For two years prior to that I paid $100 a month for an ISDN line (128kbps). That’s just Internet, mind you… local and long distance extra. Pricy, but the alternative was dial-up. I’m currently paying $65 a month for 3 meg DSL access.
Today a nice young man at Sprint upgraded me to 5 meg DSL service for $40 per month. In a perfect world, someone from Sprint would have called or emailed something along the lines of, “Mr. Mays, as a long-time Sprint customer, we wanted to let you know you can get improved services for less money. Shall we sign you up?” But I’m not complaining. I’m thrilled I lived to see this day.