I recently moved out from the sticks and further in towards civilisation and was looking forward to upping my ADSL to 8mb (2mb was tops before) only to find that the exchange I'm on in the new place won't support any more than 1Mb :/ (and theres no freaking way I'm going to pay 35 a month for 1Mb!) Currently I'm with Zen and shudder at the thought of going to either NTL or Blueyonder, but 10Mb vs 1Mb is quite the swaying factor. I've been with NTL in the past and never had any issues, but I've heard loads of horror stories from friends. So my questions are to any cable customers out there... the 10Mb service - does that actually mean 10Mb, and I can look forward to download speeds in excess of 1MB/sec, or does it mean that once in a blue moon I'll get that speed but mostly it will linger about at 2Mb Reliability - it was pretty solid when I had NTL but that was a few years ago and only 2Mb Do either of them block any ports? torrents? etc Anything else I should know?