I hope someone can help me understand how things work and make a decision about upgrading my DSL service to a gigabit fiber option. I have Century Link for the phone, and the other option is from the cable company that shall remain nameless, but starts with X. I do not want to go back to X-world ever. I currently have an actiontec Q1000 router/modem and 40 mps DSL. I'm on a 5-year price lock that ends in 2 months, so I plan to change to a price-for-life plan with internet and landline phone. I'm doing ok for now on the 40 mps service, but can remember when 10 mps was really screamin' internet speed. I cut the cable cord and am streaming with Amazon and have fallen down the Alexa rabbit hole with the smart things. The gig service sounds like it might be more than I need now, but who knows what the future will be like. I've attached the spec sheet for my modem, and it shows up on the CL website as an acceptable modem for their service. The call center guy was not helpful at all and said that it won't work with gig service no matter what the web said. The spec sheet says I have gigabit ports. I was also looking in the setting software and saw that I have the PPPoE and 201 setting mentioned in some of the youtube videos about getting rid of the CL router. Will I be able to use my own Q1000 with gigernet? If I go ahead and have CL install the fiber ON part would my Q1000 still work even if it won't give me the gig service? I am concerned that I could push them to start the fiber install and then end up with no internet after they leave. I'm not opposed to upgrading my router, but CL wants $150 for a mystery router, and I have a feeling that I could get a fairly nice one on Amazon for a better price.