Bad in what way ? Pings , Download speed? Where are you located ? If you really need speed for 75$ a month you can get Business class Roadrunner. We sell DSL at my work (Worldspice) but only if you are a business and we have dedicated bandwidth with redundant DS3s. Or we could hook ya up with a T1
Bellsouth is about as bad as RR depending on where you are in Memphis.
Smack wrote a recview of some other DSL company but from his tests the other locals are a little better.