The others have explained what has happened - you have been moved onto BT IPStream Connect, the equivalent of the old ADSL Max, and capped at 8Mbps sync.
Your best option for the broadband itself on that exchange is Be. For best price, TalkTalk direct or Sky. (You no longer have to have Sky TV, and you can have Sky Talk keeping it a "BT line", or if you take Sky Line Rental it will be full LLU, which I don't like
but you have to take Sky Line rental so full LLU like TalkTalk direct).
There are also a few TalkTalk Wholesale resellers, including such as vivaciti that I just mentioned, xilo/uno, and IIRC Aquiss.
All of these will bring your speeds back up, with Be probably marginally the fastest, particularly on clean lines where you can have it put on higher performance settings.
(Edit - I forgot about the "full LLU only" from 1 September. My thanks to boysteve
for pointing it out to me).
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Edited by RobertoS (Fri 21-Oct-11 23:12:23)