ok thanks, i'll read that, and i didn't realise we were getting ripped off, i thought the UK was just behind with internet connections, maybe it's me that's behind again!
however as Henry says, you can get a connection for around the £22
The best DSL ISP in the UK (officially, speed and reliability wise) is Nildram
who are about £23/month for their cheapest package, and it's only a 1-month contract, so you don't need to worry too
much if you change your mind.
That's what I hate about the really cheap, and in most cases the really expensive ISP's, you're tied into a 12-month contract, so you're screwed if the service isn't as good as you thought it would be.
Oh, and don't let a "free modem" sway you, what good is a free modem with a 12-month contract and a crap connection? Besides, you pay for it in the monthly price anyway, and it's usually a nasty USB modem (Hate usb modems. Ethernet or PCI for me
To be perfectly honest, if you've had Gio recommended by a friend, and you're happy to pay the £29, go for the 1mb line, just make sure you check other people's opinions and read their terms etc