I live far enough outside of town that the landline phone internet by CenturyTel (called Extended DSL) has always been super slow. I have been using Verizon HotSpot for my trading internet and sometimes it too is unbearably slow, but most times can make do. Recently CenturyTel upgraded the phone lines and began offering a faster speed, claimed to be up to a blistering 1.5 MB download speed, and so i upgrade and find it none better. Speed test did show a tad better at 1.2 MB download and sometimes .2 upload and sometimes wouldn't even register an upload speed. I had the CenturyTel tech out to the house and he made a few adjustments on the utility pole outside and it was maybe marginally better. The tech told me my neighbors were getting 3.0 download speed and i should be able to get as good. He had CenturyTel ship me a new modem and it has made a world of difference. My landline phone internet connection is now better than my Verizion Hotspot at a constant 1.5 download / .5 upload. I know that speed sounds sad to most of you, but is way better than i ever had. Since the Tech said the neighbor can get 3.0 speed, I'm wondering if perhaps i would benefit by ordering some fancy high end modem from Amazon? Your thoughts? Any modem recommendations? Thanks in advance!