DSL in America has always been a joke. ADSL2+ would have provided millions of Americans with quality broadband.
I agree ADSL2 would have been a better option too bad we could never get the likes of the ISP to install such a system nationwide yrs ago. Also now that fiber has come down in price it too would be a great competitor, but alas again getting any company (caugh... ATT) to build out wired lines is like trying to ride a dead horse in a derby. So IMHO the only thing currently to look forward to is new advancements in wireless and new spectrum that can be used for such at a competitive cost (enter MVDDS) Until we can actually get some real fiber roll out (FTTH) were stuck with this customer disadvantage scenario.