I wish I could get half the speeds a lot of people here are getting.
In the Philippines where I am, I have a "broadband?" 256k DSL connection and am lucky to get 190kbps and about 40kbps u/l on a good day. Downloading anything of the net can be between 10Kb to 25Kb tops. The rate for this lousy service is $56US.
I was connected to a cable ISP here as well once, but their speeds were just a slow if not slower.
This is broadband internet Philippine style, and it is a waste of time complaining to the companies because they just dont care and know not even the Government will touch them.