My (frontier) plan was fine @ 1MBPS a few years ago, which (after other hidden fees) costs about $70. per month. This was force updated to me to get 3MBPS by them (without telling me) and raising my monthly bill to $90.
When I called in to get answers (and request to be back on my signed 1MB plan they stated it wasn't available any longer. Even though I never actually use more than 750KBPS, and average 350KBPS all day long, seems like a huge money-grabbing scam to me. All I do is youtube, social media, google searches, and a few forums... no VPN, no need for anything more than 1MB but they forced a higher rate on me without actually getting me faster speeds... it just says I now have 3mbps (which it can spike at that...but if we monitor all the traffic, all the time (as gkrellm does) than you can easily see you're never getting those speeds from websites... it's just the "testing sites" allow a short lived spike, or "ping"s to make us all feel like happy sheep on a green knoll.
to me, the problem is constant increases in billing, and less service, more advertisements, and a lower quality overall...
however, If there is any ISP that provides 100% pure internet (no advertising), then I would gladly pay for it, again at 1MBPS (which is all I need (atm)).
I don't know the future of connection fees, but