Several months back I upgraded the Intarweb to a 15 mb data pipe, from a 1.2 mb one, and the price actually went down.
Partner has just done a similar thing, and because he had little use before his price went up slightly, but now he has a smoking hot connection. Amazing how fast those yuoutube videos load, now.
Still drives me nuts that a bunch of the websites I visit take forever to download- I like pretty pictures as much as thenext guy, but you really don’t have to have the high res on your site, do links instead. I can download a whole movie from Hulu in the time it takes to load half of the websites on my sidebar.