What's the lowest latency people experience on a 30/10 plan? I'd be happy with a 10Mb upstream path. I wonder what the final upstream latency result will be when everyone in the neighbourhood is fibre and how TDMA comes in to play.
Talking about connection vs rate limit, I agree 100 or 1Gbps makes no real difference to a 30Mbps plan.
In the old days when DSL first arrived I had the 128K plan, but I was much happier to have the full line rate connection speed as it meant even though I had 128Kb limit, my latency below 128K was as good as the connection speed's latency, which was extremely important for real-time audio for me.
I'm just glad to see we're finally going to get at least 10Mbps upstream fibre in the home. As much as I love the idea of faster downloads, it's about time the focus is on how to sell and create new business to the world over fibre at home, rather than being bigger consumers. It's usually a garage somewhere where it all starts.