I just heard that Telefonica will be increasing speed on the basic adsl service without extra charge to the customer, must be good !
Quotation is from -
TELEFÓNICA DE ESPAÑA IS TO DOUBLE THE SPEED
OF ADSL LINES WITHOUT CHANGING THE PRICE
• Once authorisation has been received from the Telecommunications Market
Commission (CMT), and in accordance with the schedule established by this
body, the company will begin the process at the end of September and expects
to finalise it before the end of the year.
Telefónica de España's initiative to double the speed of its ADSL service without
modifying the price, proposed to the regulator on June 1, was finally authorised by this
body on July 22. There are currently around 2.1 million ADSL lines in operation.
Now this authorisation has been received, and in accordance with the implementation
schedule specified therein, Telefónica de España will proceed in the last days of September
to increase the speed of all ADSL modalities without changing their price and without the
need for customers to carry out any procedures. The measure will also be applied from that
moment to all new ADSL customers.
Specifically, nominal speeds for downloading information will double compared with
present speeds; this means that the basic ADSL mode will operate at 512 kb/s, at the same
price as currently paid for a 256 kb/s connection. This increase will have no impact on the
other characteristics or additional features of the service for which the customer is paying
(e-mail accounts, antivirus software, maintenance services, etc.)
Telefónica de España will establish a gradual migration plan to the new speeds for current
ADSL customers, which it aims to conclude before the end of the year. This migration
process requires no adjustments to the customer's equipment. "