probably you won't get any better from another provider as it depends where you are on the line. talk talk may provide a service like xstream or other "free" providers did on dial up or am i being cynical
“…………………… data delivery rates depend on technical factors such as distance from the exchange, line contention, quality of your household wiring, and whether you restarted your router properly…………….”
From an informative article in todays Sunday Times which discusses download speeds. Basically saying the claims of speeds of “up to” 8Mbps could mean no service whatsoever — and still survive the trade-description laws.
I have just signed up with BT for their 8Mbps service for connection on 24/4/06. My line can only carry 6.5 Mbps but it is still called 8Mb service. Anyway I'll see what difference there is compared to my present 2Mb service.