I think it maybe time to shop for new isp. Today was worst but has happened before. At times I am breezing along at 24k and then suddenly its crawling, and web pages, even simple ones can take 15 or 20 minutes to load. I just was froze out of two ebay auctions I was very interested in that ended half hour ago because it took 25 minutes just to load "myebay" page and then snowballs chance in warm place I was going to get to the auction pages to actually bid. Here just little later I am surfing normally. Grrr.... And no, not virus/spyware or at least very unlikely as I use linux and just to be sure I even booted from a live cd version. Absolutely no way that could be tampered with. Dang, I was pretty happy with LZY.net at $6.75 per month. Had been very reliable until recently.