I think the catalyst for this change for me has been coming off my standard DSL deal with plusnet for £10 a month including line rental
I wish we could have had ADSL for that price in my (formerly Market 1) area! let alone ADSL2 giving double digits! (although it did arrive eventually and managed to get me all the way to almost 8Mbps
My line managed a very average 5-6 Mbps for much of my time on ADSL and being outside of "low cost" areas we were having to pay around £20 per month just for ADSL service plus a line rental on top. Think yourself lucky you got off that cheaply for near 3 times the speed of a lot of rural lines, where we have a history of paying more for less. we would have given our first borns for a chance a Virgin Media!
As for the post about "unlocking EO Lines" - the clue is in the name - EXCHANGE ONLY - there is NO street cab, Hence no FTTC available, we still have places in my county that are on EO lines. The lines go stright to the exchange, so major works would be required to change that.
Any ISP that thinks that selling my click traffic is acceptable is MisinPHORMed
SWPM PCP29 - Still suffering Random drops and intermittent high error counts
BQM - looking better than it has been....