20Mbps and counting
Give 'em a quarter, and they'll find a way to add to your pain. French broadband badboys Free are boosting speeds for their ADSL 2+ product (launched 20th October at 15Mbps) to 20Mbps, with all the other customary goodies thrown in, for the same low, low price of EUR29.99. As my southern brethren are fond of saying, you can't beat it with a stick. Given all the money being shelled out for cable assets in France over the past months, it's going to be interesting to see how the cable players (UPC in particular) position themselves in this increasingly hostile market.