hads:McGee: I love my VDSL, It's not super fast like some lucky people on 17a but it's great for downloading linux ISOs etc.
Uploading is also great, Specially when you work as a photographer and for online backups.
It's a great tool if you plan to use it wisely.
Certainly not saying that it isn't great - it is. The upload difference is fantastic, especially for uploading video to local servers.
What I am saying is that if you're looking for faster downloads from International servers then VDSL isn't the answer.
No matter what connection type your're on, you are still restricted by latency for TCP international downloads per thread.
This tool here is quite useful for calculating theoretical max speeds for TCP given latency and window size etc.