I made the switch from Cable to DSL. As a diehard Cable modem user for years, I think I had my current cable modem installed in 1999 with @home. From Excite @home it went to ATT&T and now Comcast. I have to say, that I have not had that much downtime in all those years. That is until recently, when I started using VOIP more frequently. Downtime was not my main reason for switching. I realized that a monthly bill from comcast that was over 90 bucks was too much money for what I needed. I took a look and realized that I was paying 45.00 per month for internet access. So I orderd DSL at 17.99 a month. I am currently getting 1.5 down and 256-400 ish up.
I just did my bandwidth test and got 2.4 down and 417 up. I recommend using speakeasy bandwidth tests for an accurate reading.