I didn't time it with a stopwatch, but I'm guessing the page-appearing time for their own site, Windstream.net, is about two and a half minutes. Right--minutes. Was dial-up-era page-loading time in minutes? I don't recall that it was. All this while our virus software announces a Malware threat from Windtream's own page. Windstream.net, malware? Hm. You know, that could explain a lot. I suppose that, in a manner of speaking, Windstream IS malware. Its own worst enemy, as well as its hapless subscribers'.
We're in the country, and we're stuck with this sick and sorry excuse for Internet service. So, is Windstream DSL better than nothing? Not sure. Define "better than."
Windstream DSL delivery agent, circa Oct., 2014