Here's a page with a link to a great little program that will let you experience the difference between real broadband and this stuff that is being passed off as broadband by the incumbents. I saw it at the fiber rally this evening and it sure does make a good backdrop to a discussion of the benefits of fiber optics.
(Warning the Macish and or Linux heads need not apply, its an .exe file.)
--anybody out there know of a java equivalent? I'm willing to bet there is one.