I agree there on WinME I have it on my computer at work, and have disliked it from the start. (its constantly asking me to upgrade Acrobat but the latest version doesnt support winme)
when I first got DSl at home there were various contract options
ie cheaper rate depending on how long we sign up.. it worked out ok but Id definitely not commit to anything more than 2 years now..
right now we pay apx $85 Canadian for phone/& highspeed dsl (and I have to say the local provider telus has been good at dealing with any issues)
and probably another $67 for basic satellite tv.. (except I hate those system access fees & long distance charges (even though there are no long distance calls)
so if some system comes along that can replace the satellite or cable/ and internet Id go for it. (I dont watch that much anyway but I hate having to sift a 100 channels of crap to get the one thing I want to see -by the time you find anything worth watching its time to go to bed)