Being some 6km from the exchange I didn't expect too much, so I was delighted to find that my previous 1.2-1.4 Mbps (at best) changed to a reliable 1.8-1.9 Mbps with an occasional 2.0. My pleasure was slightly dampened by the realisation that the promised 2 Mbps for everyone might not improve things much more.
The odd thing is that my IP address is being reset very frequently - some 20 times in the past month. Fortunately the change has happened only once while I was active on line, and I do not suffer from any real drop in line speed at each reset. But I am wondering if this behaviour is usual as I haven't read anything about it anywhere.