For our landline service we recently switched from the monopoly provider in our area [Qwest] to a smaller local company called Velocity Telephone.
When we moved Qwest said we moved too far outside the service area to get DSL through them anymore--- yet we had only moved 6 blocks in a very large main city! They would only offer us dial-up for $20/month and we already paid$35 for the landline telephone service. We REALLY did not want to go back to dial-up and certainly not at that price. So we started shopping and stumbled across an amazing deal by this local company.
They have incredible rates!
We were offered landline telephone with all the features + DSL & modem for $49.99/month. Great DEAL! The service is great too. Very personalized. You will get a technician the day you call-- and may actually end up speaking to that technician when you call! When you have a problem you will probably hear from the president of the company too :)