Wow. I live in Greece, and the belief here is that we are very backwards in terms of broadband. Affordable ADSL has been around for about 3 years, but now most people can get a 24mbit connection by a variety of providers, for around 20-22 euros. I suppose this is something around $30, so I guess it's pretty close to your example. I'd thought that, given that broadband was adopted in the US a LOT earlier than Greece, prices over there would be much cheaper.