Oddly enough this seems pretty zippy. I did a speed test and found I had 46.6Kbits/sec. The line quality at the barge was always a little iffy, I should have done a test there before I left. It was obviously faster than this, but I wonder how much.
I can get IDSL 144Kbits/sec up and down for about $100/month from speakeasy, that might not be too bad, if I figure in that I will need to get another line for this and dialup is 19.95/month. I will have to look into that.
The last problem, is my ISP gave me a long distance (local long distance) phone number. I will have to get a different number from them tomorrow. $0.08 a minute (it would be cheaper to call out of state) is not really worth it.
Perhaps it will keep me brief.
The new place is very quiet.