There is an old thread on this topic but technology might have changed since then ..... I live out in the sticks and daytrade futures. I do have a phone line there. Later I got Starband as my ISP which initially was good but went bad pretty rapidly. I later switched to Direcway which has kept me real happy for the past 18 months or so. But, and this took me the longest time to figure out, I had a heck of a time getting reliable data. The various services, software providers and ISPs blamed my computer for freezing up. I had to upgrade software, hardware - to make a long story short, it took me about 6 months to get a decent infrastructure down and the culprit of it all was the data service provider. My current setup consists of: IB for trading. They often went offline in the past, but in the past year they have been very reliable. Tradestation for data. Even though TS will lag when the going gets tough (I daytrade futures)I can confirm the data with IB. TS is the only data service which has worked consistently with Direcway. Qcharts, Esignal, DTNQ would freeze up in the past. I got 3 computers networked with a router. The big drawback of TS is that their data for currencies is totally inadequat (ony 14 pairs I believe), and Eurex data (e.g. DAX) is not provided. I would love to use some other dataprovider in order to get more currency pairs and the German DAX. Of course, TS keeps on promising that they will provide that data, but promises are just promises. Any ideas would be welcome.