I have a 1.5mbps DSL connection. It only costs me $15/mo and it's always been enough. I only d/l at about 150 kb/s which has always been ok and doesn't really drive me nuts. It's always been fast enough for FFXI and WoW.
With FFXIV however I'm getting these situations where people in my group are off doing something and my delay is so bad they're not even on my screen. This usually happens when my wife is watching a movie on the internet. It always slowed it down before but the little lag I had in WoW and FFXI from it was bearable. My provider offers a 6mbps DSL upgrade for only another $20/mo. Would it fix my problem and allow me to just have "beta lag" like everyone else?
The d/l speed increase would just be the cherry on top, but I'm far more concerned with being able to play my games smoothly. Her internet tv shows/movies completely destroy my counterstrike experience as well. :(