Who's your ISP? What are your current stats?
Geo distances are not always very indicative. It's line length that counts.
Happy to oblige:
ISP is TalkTalk Business but originally signed up with Nildram 10 years ago. BT line but calls made via TalKTalk. Have a fixed IP.
My Draytek 2820Vn reports:
Up Speed Down Speed SNR Margin Loop Att.
448000 5952000 17 23
Speed test Link: http://www.thinkbroadband.com/speedtest/results/id/1...
I am told that my current 1.2 down and 0.3 up is due to congestion on the back haul. Connection speeds in the morning are very much better. Router plugged directly into the test socket. New drop wire installed about a year ago because insulation was missing due to a branch rubbing on wire - branch removed in the process.
As the crow flies, 817 metres to the exchange, by road 0.9 km (passing the cabinet en-route). Elstead is a Level 1 exchange.