I am pleased to say that i will be signing up for ADSL broadband next month when i move house. This is my first time using ADSL and i'm a little confused over the matter of contention.
From what i have read, most ISP's service have a contention of 50:1. This, from what i understand, means that i would be sharing bandwisth with up to 49 other users. Now, with my new house being in a city, am i to expect significant slow down? Would it be worth my while paying extra for a contention of 20:1? For the same price as a 20:1 service, i could get a 1mb downstream instead of 512kb, would that be a better idea?
Please pass on your experiences and advice.