That is what I figured @boring. It is probably exacerbated by kids coming home from college and summer coming. I wish the Verizon techs I talked to would just be honest. I am 2.56 miles from the tower as the crow flies it is wooded, with open areas for farms but pretty flat. Odd they consider that I live in a borderline coverage area. I wonder if all towers are not created equal and mine is on the inadequate side. At 8am I got a speed of 10 Mbps. I will see when it slows.