I feel sorry for all those people on DSL. Once I finally had a cable modem I have never looked back. I just can't imagine having speeds that slow again.
In fact that is why I use Verizon's LTE service. On more than one occasion I have gotten 24 Mbps down and 15 Mbps up. I hate paying so much every month, but it is worth it.
Luckily these people don't use much data on a 1.5 Mbps connection. When Verizon Wireless starts selling HomeFusion in these areas DSL won't have a chance, even with the extremely low caps.