Last year I raised a case to get BT to upgrade my broadband to FTTC as I thought I was about 1500m from the new fibre-enabled cabinet . They eventually (after escalation to the Ombudsman) explained that it was not technically viable as I am actually 2200m from the cabinet. Surprisingly, BT Wholesale have recently started offereing VDSL on my line with an estimated download speed of 1.5 - 3.5, and upload speed of 0.8 to 1.2.
My ADSL was getting worse, sometimes down to 0.2 usually about 1.4. After more badgering BT raised a case to Openreach who have now fixed faults with my copper and I now get a magnificent 2.9M/s.
BT retail are trying to get me to pay an extra 84 quid a year for FTTC + the fixed costs of 60 quid for the hub. Not only that but they shamelessly round up the BT Wholesale download estimate to "2M to 4M". I call that lying.
I have had a verbal promise from the sales person that if VDSL turned out slower for download than ADSL that I would get a full refund, but I would want that in writing. Chances are that download would be about the same.
It's a lot of extra money for NOT-superfast broadband.
I think this is mis-selling.