For anyone reading this string, I have some GOOD NEWS!
Today, two AT&T field techs came to my apt. building and, after many checks, repairs, adjustments, inspections, etc., they arrived at a "fix" for my DSL service and equipment and now I am enjoying much better line speeds and internet performance. All the things that were done and said to achieve this performance could take up several pages so I just want to tell you that we did reach a happy conclusion through technical changes both in the AT&T stuff and some stuff in my apt. SO THERE IS HOPE!
If you feel a need to find out what all was done to solve the "slow speed" issues, feel free to contact me.
I am ONE HAPPY CAMPER right now!!
I would also like to apologize for any offensive, ignorant or mean things I may have written in here about DSL Extreme, etc. while I was under the influence of my own anger, frustration, suspicion, disappointment, ignorance or stupidity
Im sorry for being an a**hole if and when I was during this time.
And thanks to Nick and all of you who have helped me at this forum.