So, My line has been switched from Xilo LLU 16mb/1mb (11mb/800k sync) to Plusnet FTTC 80mb/20mb.
Just after installation, my top speed test was: http://www.speedtest.net/result/2743449708.png
A few hours later and I'm getting a consistent: http://www.speedtest.net/result/2743690587.png
My projected speed was 80mb/20mb, so overall I'm really happy with the results.
A couple of technical queries for those who might be able to answer:
Is there any way for me to check my sync with the exchange?
The router provided by plusnet (Technicolor TG582n Fibre Router) doesn't appear to auto-connect upon rebooting the device or a connection drop. It seems as though logging into the interface (192.168.1.254) is the only way to connect to the net. Is there a way to turn auto-connect on? Ideally It would be great if the device could auto-connect - I live with technophobes who will struggle to log into the routers interface and connect manually should there be a power outtage, line problem or connection drop.