A great frustration for me over the past several years has been a poor internet connection. That being said, I've been fairly happy with my new service -- AT&T U-verse.
Am I paying more? Yes. But do I really mind if it means I can get a fairly stable internet connection, good phone service and many television channels? No. I will admit that I am especially fond of the DVR service where I can view recorded programs from any TV in the house. (We only have two so that's "any TV".)
Yes it took a while to get it hooked up and yes it took a few extra visits to tweak out the bugs but AT&T responded to my requests and didn't try to blame my personal computer equipment for any problem. They did what I asked -- they just fixed the problem.