No husband here and I pay for and decide the internet speeds. Not that I really understand it all (I've never cared enough to look into it). I just have to make sure Mom has all her tv stations. Our issue is that our cable modem gets a weak signal since it's on a line that's branched off what is apparently a branched off cable line. *sigh* I'd love to move it to a line with a stronger signal. Then only issue is that it has to be in the room so Mom's desktop can hook into the router. If only I could make her desktop wireless.... It will be years before she gets a new one. I definitely understand the need for speed and although I'm not a fan of the cost, I don't ever consider doing without it. The question is, I suppose, is will your DH notice the change in speeds.....before the bill comes in?