I am about to subscribe to high speed internet service at my home and I have a few Q's regarding ADSL modems and their compatibility with different ADSL providers. The local counter gimp for the provider I am considering is telling me that a "Comtrend" brand, model # CT-301 ADSL modem must be used to work with their ADSL service in order to work correctly. I am very skeptical about this and believe that they are only trying to get you for the extra $8/mo. I certainly do not believe that ALL ADSL modems will work with ALL providers, but I strongly belive that some modems are very similar and will work fine in the place of each other. Can anybody comment on this? Perhaps somebody who works/has worked in the industry?