I was surfing the other day, and I started wondering. Why all the hype over 56k modems and ISDN and cable modemds and the like? I mean I had a 33.6k modem and a 56k modem both. Sure, I get a higher dial up with my 56k, but whats the point when all i get are less than 8kbps transfer rates, which happen to be about the same as my 33.6. Perhaps its where I live. Maybe larger urban areas have newer phone systems that support higher transfer rates. All I am wondering is if I wasted a good $125 on a 56k modem when my 33.6 was giving me about the same transfer rates. The highest I have ever experienced was 55k transfer when I was uploading files to my site. Any thoughts on this?