Yes the maps show low speeds lines, strangely those lines are often comparable in distance or location to mine suggesting that the issue is individual to that line, and that is even true for speed tests I have seen on sites for people in the same street as the exchange!
It is also true that some small areas (Bishops Park, Grove, St Daniels Hill and parts of Holyland Road) may have long lines, but most parts of the "exchange area" should see a benefit.
Its annoying when you think how overpriced ADSL1 is. I know of one ISP that gives a huge chunk of extra bandwidth allowance to 21cn exchanges To get a half decent service (which I am still far from happy with in terms of performance and value) in this area you have to pay around £20, which is close on the cost of an upto 5 times faster FTTx package.
We have some LLU here - but its "private" operated on behalf of the L.A. by a company called Updata, it isn't listed on Sam Knows, but I tripped over reference to it on some site somewhere. Ironic that we (as council tax payers) are paying for an LLU service but have no access to anything like it ourselves - despite ADSL2/2+ being a mainstream service.
I'd just like Talktalk to have the good manners to answer my email inquiry about this. They wont even acknowledge it when you raise it via Twitter (@talktalkcare) as my partner did. Its bad enough being bypassed while the rest of the county are finally catching up with the rest of the UK, but no one will even have the decency to tell us why we are being left out.
Is it really too much to ask?
Market 1 (IPSC) - a BT group investment NOT Spot