Broadband upgrade

Ok I've reviewed the situation again. If I want to get more broadband, I have 4 options.

NTL with Xbox plus Demon option
Total broadband bandwidth: 2meg down | 384kps up
No connection fee
Breakdown: 39.99 per month for NTL 1.5meg with Xbox console plus 24.99 per month for Demon 512. Total = 64.98 per month
Positive: Xbox, No connection fees, cable
Negative: Expensive, not much upload, mettered downloads, 12 month contract

NTL plus Demon option
Total broadband bandwidth: 2meg down | 384kps up
No connection fee
Breakdown: 37.99 per month for NTL 1.5meg plus 24.99 per month for Demon 512. Total = 62.98 per month
Positive: No connection fees, cable
Negative: not much upload, mettered downloads, 12 month contract

Bulldog plus Demon option
Total broadband bandwidth: 2meg down | 512kps up
50 pound connection fee plus 74 connection fee to BT for new line
Breakdown: 40.00 per month for 2meg Bulldog (extra 33 for modem and connection, unless i can get internal adsl modem working),10.50 for BT Together 1 connection, plus 24.99 per month for Demon 512. Total = 75.49 per month
Positive: Fast and option of static ip (5 per month more), 1 month contract option
Negative: Expensive, new line needed

Demon Business option
Total broadband bandwidth: 1meg down | 256kps up
50 pounds connection fee
Breakdown: 55 per month (plus VAT) Demon business 1000. Total = 64.63 per month
Positive: One single connection, static ip's
Negative: not much upload, 12 month contract, business price

I do have the option of going less on the NTL and Bulldog options, like NTL 750kps instead of 1.5meg. The 1meg Bulldog service would equal the same cost as the others around 64 pounds. But I'm seriously thinking I should keep it simple and get 1 meg Demon but for roughly the same price I get more bandwidth and another xbox with NTL. Help what should I do? Anyone rate NTL even with there mettered downloads? And when the heck are demon going to bring out there 1meg consumer broadband package! *screams*

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