entirely normal, just because it says its 56k....it will most likely NEVER reach 56k
Sadly i too am stuck in the middle of the country on a 56k modem....im normally get 4-10k per second. Something weird lately, for some strange reason the last 3 days i've been getting up to 20k per second! its great and all but very strange. Because basically 56k modems arnt supposed to go that fast...maybe its possesed!!! AAAHH..
Lol anyway. your lucky getting 53.7kps
and i dout seriously that you'll be getting any better with a dialup modem