I am pleased you are getting broadband next month and it IS indeed a MASSIVE improvement over dial-up as you said in your last reply!
The reason why I want the faster 1 mbps speed is as broadband usage grows websites will offer more and more video content, streaming video, etc and this is bound to push up the speed requirements to get a smooth video experience!
Also on some large sites like click here and howstuffworks.com it still takes a while to load though I must emphasise that it is still MUCH faster than dial-up!
Also with my ISP the 1 mbps service is only £5 a month more than I am paying now so it is hardly likely to break the bank!
I think most businesses would use the 2 mbps speed (and above) but I don't think it really matters whether you are a business customer or not
as long as you pay your monthly subscription!
I tell you what since having broadband I find I am spending MUCH more time online at the expense of watching less tv!
I think not having to wait for ages for web pages and downloads to load is the main reason!