We are in rural France, so 1 mega download and max of 150k upload - I have registered to get this improved to maybe 2 mega, but we are a long way from the telephone exchange and have to rely on "copper wires" VOIP - i.e. Skype is OK on "good days" as are internet telephone calls - but these can be tricky in the evening, (when we need the service). Once or twice a year the phone line get "blown down" and France Telecom come to the rescue, (in a fashion). Been like this for 10 year - I don't reckon that it will ever improve as there are only 4 house in the "hameau" (hamlet) You lucky people with cable!!!!