iqs..thats a real contrast in service from something going down a copper wire to that of a cable connection. You get the superior service and your neighbour gets a very good service. It is indeed strange.
OTT..thats good to know that others here in Lincolnshire getting similar results. I have to confess that the ugly concrete edifice orwellian BT building has to be the grimmest looking place in Spalding. It wouldn't be out of place in one of those old horror Bela Lugosi films. I guess living 200 yards from the exchange gives me this high-speed internet. Oddly enough, my mobile phone is with T-Mobile and the inbound/outbound signal is equal to anything on a landline. I guess I have the best of both worlds! Thanks for the link. I'll be having a look later.