And what obligation does an ISP have to provide reasonable quality links internationally?
If you're with a bargin basement UK ISP then its likely their network peering will be running "hotter" than others.
I'm on BE and regularly talk to my sister in the US via Skype, or more recently Apple Facetime (she has iPad, I have a Mac) and they both work flawlessly.
pro (16.8 / 1.2 sync) - BQM
- FTTC cab installed 18-jun-2012 - not yet active
- est 44.6 / 6.5