We are supplied from the same cabinet via overhead cables. The cable comes up the road via poles where the line then goes to the houses. The line even comes up my side of the road and crosses over to his house.
I'm currently with talktalk and, as I was already frustrated, didn't fancy a talk with the nice people in India. I spoke to BT sales were a nice young 'geezer innit' said he couldn't really look into that as I wasn't with BT but he could hook me up with standard broadband and I could contact support after that.
The estimates given were 11.3/6.1 and 8.8/4.3 impacted.
I'm not expecting miracles but even if I was getting 4-5mb it would be a massive improvement over my 0.5mb currently