I've had Adelphia cable for the last 5 years and have had nothing but good experiences when it came to latency and throughput... At least until the FCC ok'd the Comcast/Time Warner buy-out. (August) Now during peek times (4-12PM) my pings jump to about 300 ms and I get about 100KB/sec down. Bleh.
... enter DSL. My service is slated to be enabled by next Friday but I have some concerns about the telephone wiring coming into my house. The previous owners of the house tinkered with just about everything and when I opened my NID (the grey box on the exterior of your house that handles your telco connection), I found a rats nest.
I know most everything about computer wiring, but almost nothing about the various wires that the telco provides and how the NID should be configured for DSL use. Anyone have advice or a good FAQ/pictures?