Often wondered this? Does the speed you connect at dictate the constant running speed thereafter of surfing the Internet. I connect @ 44,000 kbytes per second, but sometimes @ 42,000. When I notice the connection @ the latter speed, I often immediately disconnect and reconnect until I see that I have connected @ 44,000kbps. Is this a pointless action, or does it warrant a beneficial difference to my downloading speeds after ive connected?