I have fiber optic right now, I used to have ADSL and it was ass. Most people in France either have fiber optic internet or ADSL internet(from my personal experience living near Paris, don't know if it's different in other regions), so you either have the worst internet possible or the best. My dad has VDSL and it's sufficient for most uses(like 40 down and 10 down) but I don't think it's very common. Maybe you have bad ping cuz the server isn't that close? What type of internet do you have?