We have had DSL going on 4 years. Have had at least 4 different technicians come to our place over the years and check things out. Not *once* did they say we needed to have phone line filters on our phones. Same when talking to DSL technicians on the phone. They always ask if we do and I always said no. Today, after we got our new modem (technicians could not find anything else wrong), I called to tell them that the new modem did not change our DSL speed. The phone tech said that he believed that after we put the filter(s) on our speed would magically be what it's supposed to be (1.5 Mbps). Apparently nobody thought it important to mention that we should have filters on the phone lines, now I see that is because we don't need them. *sigh* By the way, the last speed test showed results of 0.95 Mbps a minute ago. Earlier I was getting speeds of 0.35-0.49 Mbps. Frustrating.