My problem seems to be related with the internet connection speed. At times it drops down to around 135 b/sec and the most I ever get is around 6.5 Kb/sec. This problem involves Real Audio, mp3, Hearme, etc. The problem seems to exist mainly between 6 pm and 11 pm. During this time I hear a few seconds of music and then 5 to 10 seconds of silence. I tried to hook up with an outfit that has high speed access up to 2000 kb/sec but we are located back in the woods and the microwave signals would not penetrate the forest. Would changing my ISP do any good in this case? There are no fiber-optic phone lines or cable in this area.