reply to sunday8pm
Re: Advice for a first time ISP in Decatur Well both comcast and AT&T have their issues. Very location dependent issues.
Comcast is great in my area and AT&T sucks because they have the old IFITL here and can't provide more than 1.5/256.
Att will be a bit cheaper likely. Their dry dsl is the best choice if your friend doesn't want a home phone line.
Comcast also has a tier that is 1.5 down and 384 up for $25ish/month. $5 to $7 more if you rent their modem. Not sure if you have to have tv service with them to get this though.
Clear is also an option, but again location dependent.