Looking for fastest broadband connection in El Dorado Hills thaty allows me to use Cisco ASA

A few months ago, I purchased AT&T's Uverse package with 5 static ips.  I thought I got a deal....
Of course, since I did not do thorough research on this first, I got screwed.

For some reason, AT&T's 2Wire Gateway device does not allow me to use my Cisco ASA 5505 behind it with MULTIPLE public/static ips.  (I am not going to explain why here, but it is true).
I would have to put the static public ips directly behind the 2Wire, and this is not acceptable to me.
I could also use PAT on the ASA, but I do not want to do this either.  I just want to throw this 2Wire device away!

Based on this, does anybody recommend an ISP that provides the AVERAGE FASTEST internet speeds that can provide me about 5 static ips at a reasonable cost?

I would like the setup to include a basic DSL Modem (not a Chinese-made piece of junk from AT&T that does many things badly) that connects directly to the OUTSIDE interface (ethernet/RJ45) of my ASA.

I am thinking of actually switching to CABLE, as I have heard some of their internet speeds can be very high.

I live in El Dorado Hills, CA, just outside of Sacramento.

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I can't speak to providers in your area, but I can say that in general getting a Cisco ASA setup on a Cable modem is generally much easier.  Cable modems I've experienced are not configured as routers/nat devices and thus are very easy to put a true firewall behind.  DSL connections suffer from the fact that you have to reconfigure the DSL modem to not be a router/NAT device and either put it in Bridge mode or some other type of change, and many times the ISP will not help you with this configuration at all.  Thus you have to go to the device manufacturer's web page for info, and the methods to accomplish the changes varies with every DSL modem.  

I'd recommend doing some research on http://www.dslreports.com for your local cable companies and Internet providers to get some information from users of your local ISPs....

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cliffordgormleyAuthor Commented:
Thank you gavvin,
This was helpful.
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