@TelephoneBob: It doesn't prove your point at all, as your point can apply only when money is no object.
Alas, for the vast majority of people, the exact opposite is true, and therefore despite truly needing or wanting it, they won't buy it when its cost exceeds their budget.
What should be taken into consideration is the upload speed. This is the factor limiting the usefulness of the connection. Look at the moans of Cloud users here, never mind the software problems they have with it, the main issue is the length of time it takes to transmit files to the remote storage site that limits the usefulness of the service.
Would I like 1GBps? Yes, of course I would. Do I really need 1GBps? Not really.
For most residential use a Synchronous speed of 80 - 100 would be adequate. The upload speed is becoming increasingly important. For example I could have a 200/20 Mbps connection, with no traffic shaping, from Virgin for £50/month whenever I want but with the upload not any better than my 80/20 Infinity what's the point? There would be no really useful benefit.
I am a small business owner and need ultra fast internet for syncing to the cloud and working with massive files having that faster speed increases my productivity.
BT Business do offer faster speeds over Optical SDH, or ever SHDS (Ethernet), but its probably way above your budget.
Thanks Keith, I wasn't aware of this. I am indeed a small business but the investment would be worth it. I've tried digging as much information as possible. The forums are great although the specific steps I need to do is hard to find and can't find any transparency regarding all of this.
This is actually the residential forum, so it might be worth looking at the BT Business forum, as there are likely to be more suggestions there. http://business.forums.bt.com/
Leased line is an option, this would be delivered over SDH or Ethernet.
From £239 a month for 10Mb or £487 for 100Mb
I used to maintain these, and they were very popular, especially as any faults were fixed quickly