I have my 15th (or so) scheduled visit with a Frontier DSL tech tomorrow and since I'm sure they won't fix the issue, maybe someone here can offer some help.
I've lived here for 1 1/2 years and Frontier DSL is the only ISP in my area (Time Warner is 2 miles or so away and my street is rural).
To summarize and shorten the problem, the internet service will work "decent" for a month or two and then we will have constant outages (reset modem and it's often better) and slowdowns (down to .1 Mbps (from 5.8 Mbps). A tech comes and doesn't see any obvious problems. We switch to a different modem. I now have my own personal Netgear DSL modem (which I don't use because when things go wrong, they won't assist me with it), 4 Sagemcom SE 567s and 1 Westell 7500. It seems to work decent enough again after the modem switch for a month or two and then do the same thing all over again.
The tech that was here last Saturday insisted we use the Westell and that the other tech out recently (the week before I think) didn't have it set ideally. We used that until today because yesterday my AT&T MicroCell started cutting out every 10 or 20 minutes. One of the 567's is now hooked up and the MicroCell seems better now. (The tech will not be happy we're back to this modem).
In addition to the issue with the MicroCell my internet speeds yesterday ranged from .2 Mbps and 5.4 Mbps wireless and .28 Mbps and 5.6 Mbps wired.
I've attached two images of my stats with both modems.
Any feedback, suggestions, etc. are greatly appreciated!