i have had several isp's & have found out the more expensive are no better than the cheap ones. I could not get www.copper.net
($10/mo) to work with linux so i switched over to www.highstream.net
($9/mo) over a year ago & have been very happy with it. The instructions needed to configure for linux are on the website. I highly recommend it also because it is the fastest at loading web pages i have ever had in my 4 years online. As a backup isp on my Windows computer i use access4free, i don't know if it works for linux. I rarely get disconnected with highstream.net. They did have a couple bad weeks with alot of disconnects but they are rare. Very happy with them.