I'm curious if you NEED to have home phone service from a provider for hi-speed internet.
Also, I live in Rochester NY, do you know which company would be the cheapest/best for hi-speed internet? I'm just interested in good internet with good ping for gaming, decent download speeds, don't care bout email accounts or junk.
For DSL internet you need to have a phone line -- or (in UK anyway) to pay a one-off fee for connection to one. Cable internet usually depends on proximity of fibre optic network to your home. Problem is that many firms are very keen to sell you the whole deal -- phone, TV, internet -- and are priced accordingly.