its funny. In the uk. the 4G lte networks 'may' give you up to 25Mb/s in some areas, but most of them average 7-14 Mb/s. The moto g, in a reasonable 3g area (I get hsdpa+ most of the time) and I get 11 Mb/s download with a much cheaper 3G price plan.
I know the US has much better LTE coverage, but in the UK at least the 4G network and therefore phones are pretty much useless unless you live under a broadcast mast. The Moto G will do me fine for 12-18 months until the 4G LTE network is mature enough and consistent enough to be worth the extra cost. It's just a gimmick at the moment for most people and a way for carriers to jack their prices without improving service!!
and yea, it will be locked down like a mofo if they do release one haha