So, I just called Speakeasy to ask some questions about their T1 deal. So, the free-install isn't the real deal apparently, it's the $399/m for the life of the contract price. Huh. Well, ok. Still free install, which is peachy by me. Even the hardware has a 100% rebate. And I learned something: DSL (ADSL /and/ SDSL) are apparently half-duplex. I did not know that. [This wouldn't be much of an issue if I wasn't running a dozen websites and other servers that were constantly sending content OUT. So it's all YOUR fault.] T1 is full duplex, which I was aware of, and thus just doubling the line speed will still be - likely - more than double the real download speed. Plus, we get the SLA and all the other wonderful stuff.
Anyway. If I get the line and later decide it's not worth the extra expense, I can downgrade back to DSL at no penalty or cost. I can order it now, to lock in the price that ends today, and cancel in 72 hours without it costing anything either.
So, I went ahead and ordered it.
[btw, the inability to use <s> in titles is annoying. That was supposed to be "Suck my hugereasonably-sized fucking pipe".]