Vivaciti, xilo/uno, aquiss, AAISP, PlusNet, and I expect many other small ones.
The first three are highly regarded here as independent suppliers/resellers. AAISP is very highly rated, particularly at fault fixing, but can be expensive unless most of your download usage is after midnight. They do have some new packages which may suit your usage pattern without costing the earth, but I haven't looked into those.
PlusNet would be my choice, which is why I chose them
! There's someone with a minor issue that was easily resolved but wasn't, who is making a huge amount of noise at the moment, and two or three vocal PlusNet detractors, but for around 600,000 customers and their prices they are very hard to beat.
Apart from the people just mentioned there have been vey few unhappy customers for a while, though many with some issue or another that does get sorted. The quality of the broadband and CS I find is comparable to O2 before it went downhill.
The cheapest way of getting broadband with PlusNet is by taking phone and broadband on a 12-month contract. I preferred to keep my phone with BT so had to pay a setup cost, but the on-going broadband prices are the same whether or not you take the phone.
Re the monthly aspect, I don't recommend that on PlusNet in your situation. The date of FTTC availability for you of FTTC could very easily go later, though occasionally it happens earlier than forecast. You can upgrade mid-term, though it would start a new eighteen month contract for the FTTC.
If at the time you wished to move away from PlusNet and get FTTC elsewhere then the buy-out prices are much lower than the standard monthly prices.
Just to confirm whether or not you would get the PlusNet banner prices, or the higher Market 1 prices, it would be a good idea to check your exchange's Market Status on this site
and let us know. Market 2 or 3 is cheap, Market 1 more expensive.
Edit - all the others I listed at the start can also provide FTTC when it is available to you.
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UnLim Fibre (FTTC). Sync ~ 53.4/16.8Mbps @ 600m. - BQM
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Edited by RobertoS (Mon 24-Jun-13 21:49:11)