I'm helping a friend choose a broadband deal. Being very close to the exchange (c. 400m) and not needing superfast speeds, it's likely a regular ADSL 2+ connection will suffice (but they'll go unlimited to avoid surprises esp with use of iplayer etc).
The exchange does have fttc too, but for ADSL LLU is offered by talktalk & sky too
Do any of the big players - ie talktalk, plusnet, bt, sky offer greater than 1.3 Mbps upstream ie Annexe M ? I assume they will max out at that speed or are some down in the 400-800 doldrums? (subject to line conditions of course).
they are very cost sensitive, I'm just trying to help them get the best value for money
Personally I couldn't do without FTTC, though my adsl speeds here are around 2 Mbps so it's a no brainer (had since 2010)