My FTTC service was installed this morning. The Openreach engineer was justifiably skeptical about the rat's nest of phone wiring in the house, but we managed to work out a reasonable solution which cuts through the tangle and should let me eventually get the new wireless router into the same location as the old one, which trial and error tells me is about the only place from which a WiFi signal can cover the whole house. That's a project for another day though.
is looking good -- nearly 72mbps down and over 18 up -- though I'm expecting it to degrade somewhat as more people get onto FTTC. I am the first in the cabinet according to the engineer!