a while back i bitched and moaned about my giga dsl connection. since then, i must say it’s improved drastically. i’ve still encountered day-long outages here or there(perhaps once a month or so), but that’s still an improvement from before. my download speeds are right where they should be and web pages no longer take minutes to load. overall, besides a little added turbulence and of course the bad ping to intl servers, my dsl connection here is almost working as well as dsl i’ve used in the us. not sure how other dsl users are faring, but just wanted to say that giga net no longer ranks as the “worst dsl connection ever”.