Yes, downgrade/upgrade is part of institutional investor's maneuvers. But, what can we do? Outsmart them? The best way is to tag along with them. Buy as they accumulate and sell as they distribute. I have already made a fortune trading this way.
MediaOne cable company provides me with broadband connection. Do you enjoy viewing images in newsgroups using dial-up? With cable modem, these pictures or video clips seem to locate on my local hard disk.
Once online, speed is everything. I'll never ever go back to dial-up connections.