My original post (which I was going to update) appears to have disappeared. Had a new connection on Wednesday, connected by MER to the Sandy exchange (I have been reading that some people previously on MER have been moved back to PPOA with detrimental effects). Funnily enough, I was able to use the previous owners TalkTalk connection with the sky router (until it was cut off) and connected at 16.5 meg. Obviously the Sky connection starts at 4 and works its way up. To date we are not at 10 meg, so over half way to where I am hoping the speed will finally stabilise. It makes such a difference to the 2 meg received back in Leeds, so won't need to be thinking fibre now (not yet anyway ).