How fast / slow is your broadband?
I'm in Ireland btw
FTTH FTW! Provider tried to get me to switch to 300Mbps down recently, but I declined since they would cut my upload speed to 50Mbps and I'm having none of that. People disregard how upload speed is important to the general responsiveness of the link. With highly asymmetrical links like xDSL ones usually are, you can get a single device uploading stuff (sharing, backup, sync, whatever) to ruin access for everyone.