Well folks, I am still chugging along at three Mbps, the same speed I've had ever since we moved back here behind the barn. The service guy (nice fellow) seemed relieved that I really never expected to get 10 Mbps. He checked everything out, did his best, and then called in to change us back to our original plan: DSL and a phone we can't call out on.
I told him when he came to the door that I was pretty sure that kind of Internet speed was impossible here. He agreed, saying there would have to be a lot of lines changed around for things to improve.
A friend recently told me she was surprised we can get DSL out here at all, so I just thank my lucky stars for what I have.
The sales people for CenturyLink need to stop selling a product that they cannot deliver. A lot of people wouldn't be as easy to get along with as I was, and who are they going to yell at? Not the person on the phone who dangled the impossible carrot in front of their noses, but the guy who comes to the house and has to break the news to them that somebody lied.
And while I'm at it, CenturyLink, don't you think $65 a month is a pretty high price to pay for 3 meager Mbps? How about a senior discount or something? Anything?
Never mind. Just tell your sales representatives to stop selling something you can't deliver.