Like a lot of people it seems I live out in the sticks - North Cambridgeshire, connected to an exchange which will probably never get Fibre. Its a Market 1 exchange with 435 connections.
I work from home full time which is good and up to now I have managed with my current connection but it does irk me when I know its taking me longer to finish something because of my connection - out of interest here is the stats:
ADSL Link Downstream Upstream
Connection Speed 3008 kbps 448 kbps
Line Attenuation 49.5 db 30.0 db
Noise Margin 13.1 db 15.0 db
I am currently with Eclipse and they have been a good ISP but I am paying a premium for what is a 3Mb line. My plan is to go with http://www.sharedband.com/solutions/service-pricing/ and use 2 cheaper ISPs (after getting a second line installed - from what I understand the line from the pole is carrying 3 pairs so should be a matter of a second master socket?
Does anyone have any experience of using sharedband in this way - rather than going through a reseller like Eclipse which would be far more expensive. I did look at aa.net.uk but the problem is they only support a firebrick which is £900 whereas sharedband are offering 2 x DGN1000 for £98.
Either way its not cheap after looking at 2 line rentals, 2 ISPs and the sharedband charge and all I can expect at the end is 6-8Mb.