I don't want to turn this into an inverse bragging thread, but I'm paying the equivalent of £22 (€28) for my phoneline + broadband, and for that I'm getting 8/0.5mbit. And even then that's actually pretty good going compared to how bad it could be!
Ah there is surprise again about cost of living (and income).
Income is less in countries where the cost of living is lower and vice versa. "How are the differences possible?" .. Well grab a book about basic economics and start studying.
* 12 years ago I paid 200 Euro a month for 64k down/up together. Now people/youngsters are willing to pay 50 Euro or more a month for a mobile phone subscription so everything is relative (to income and willing to pay the price for luxury).
Further I wonder why people are jealous about 10+ Mbit connections... Are those people backing up the Internet? People nowadays are really spoiled with stuff they don't actually use.
I spend 2.5 wks at a families house in the US and they had a T3 connection, plus TV, plus phone line, plus unlimited calls in the US...and that was still cheaper than my sky package ( TV only).....if we had 10mb connections, we would use and abuse them, you know that..The UK is so far behind, all thanks to the monopoly of BT ( excluding Virgin area's) and us that are running on old Ali Cables.....Copper is what I dream off LOL