You can't knock AOL Broadband until you've tried it. I've been with AOL Broadband for around 3 years now. Fantastic service. Hasn't really gone down on me at all. I access through my router, and also don't have to use the Custardy buggy AOL software, unless i want to access the added value content. I'm on the 2mbps package for £30 a month. No limits on amounts i download, and i nearly always get the full speed.
I give AOL the thumbs up!