Yeah... cable modem is the way to go. For any online business or bidding. I've only been beaten once on ebay cause I got to impatient and didn't wait until the end. Bret that sounds more like customer abuse... I would honestly call them up and say "hey, I use your service because of the realibility you promised, I lost a bid on ebay cause you service sucks." You'll be amazed how many months for free you'll get. They wont offer it, but if you report to them legit mistakes they made, tell them its not worth paying for and you want your money back and they'll give you a month or two free. In fact one of the reasons I (and JD) chose the provider for cafercer.net was the fact their advertisement said "if we make a mistake, we'll admit it". I will have to say Half Price Hosting has kept their end of the bargain. They switched me off of a Unix server, which I signed up for, which made me mad indeedy. I was bull shit and I will have to say they asked me what would make me happy and they met all my outrageous requests.... so here we sit on halfprice hosting service.