Latency was also reduced still further simply due to the masses of bandwidth FiOS offers compared to bog standard ADSL: in our case, 25mbps."
Maybe you want to look for a better ADSL provider. 25mbps is not much faster than a good ADSL2+ line.
I'm on the FIOS 35/35 plan. Depending on the server I'm connecting to I get between 12 and 30 mbps up and 25 and 100 mbps down on FIOS without my neighbors interfering with my speed during the day. Can you say the same on ADSL2+?
but my sample set is sort of small, and definitely skewed to the cultural norms of the San Francisco Bay Area.
Shouldn't the passwords then be found held by a hamster or gerbil at the end of a dark tunnel?