Just to compare with all broadband users whether CABLE, ADSL, or even the now wireless LOOK (which sux due to its 2mbit downstream, 200kps upstream for the same price as Cable)..
In Toronto, Canada here we have all THREE for about $40/month CAN (about $34/month US) and CABLE is the quickest at 350k/sec downstream and 45-50k/sec upstream. Sometimes one can get 1meg/sec off certain sites and some of my buds can up at 120k/sec!! Bloody bastards!! Apparently we're going 10mbit when the damn CRTC gets off their ivory pedestals and approves the new cable modems.
Its all good but damn I feel for you other fellows in other parts of the world. That would cause mass-riots here as in N. America we want Xfers down yesterday! Things aren't fast enough.
Hope you all get deployed with speedier networks kuzz the faster you get your shiet done faster on the Net the more time you have during the day to do other things.
Btw.. all for new video compression formats! Would love to see a 1:1 compression ratio similar to MP3 1min=1meg. Lonnnnnnnnnng overdue!!! Cheers all!!