Since switching DSL providers recently, I've had issues of video streams buffering more regularly, "Server not found" errors for websites a few times a day, IRC chat locking up for about 3 minutes a few times a day, then fastly scrolling up about 100 lines all of a sudden (no one else in chat is having issues), and radio station streams having to be restarted every 10 minutes or so. Usually a modem restart solves the issue for a few hours. AT&T didn't have those issues NEAR as often, so I attributed the problems on something at the ISP end.
The tech, however, said it was hard to diagnose the problem, since I had recently restarted the modem this morning. He attributed it to most likely a bad filter somewhere in the house. Told him I'd experiment with the filters, but I thought it was a weird "coincidence" a filter would start going iffy RIGHT after the ISP change.
Also, he initially asked if I had their 1.5Mbps plan, AFTER looking up my info on the computer. I said, no, I was supposed to have the 6Mbps plan, and the latest online speed test reflected that. He then said I was correct, he was looking at the wrong place, or something like that. Heck, 1.5 wouldn't even BEGIN to handle the stuff my son and I do online! If only 1.5 were available here, might as well do without!
Guess I'll mess around with the filters, and call them back if the problem continues...