Yes, have heard enough stories about DSL getting bogged down to not much faster than dial-up on occasion [how often, don't know], so have been reluctant ... especially since seeing these prices that seem to just last a few months & then go up ... and are contingent upon staying with them well beyond the "cheap/catcher" rate.
So, I looked up what cable by itself might be without TV. Well, you can get $29.99 for a few months if you have the cable TV. Otherwise, without that, you can get the cable/high-speed internet for $59.99. $60 for computer hook-up on low income? Don't think so ... so still sitting here frustrated, since the air cards were something like $45 (slowest) & up to about $80/month, averaging about $60, it seemed.
Not cool, when sometimes -- like this afternoon -- I sat here "forever" trying to get through to even check on the cable prices for internet, and gave up after about half an hour or more, when they never appeared.