Re: BT FTTC & LLU
Sorry Steve, but LLU doesn't just mean another company sells you the product.
In ADSL land, LLU is where your ISP has equipment in your BT exchange. This early hop over basically means that the only bit of BT's network an LLU ADSL line has to go through is just the copper to your house. No network shaping, no data fees from BT, just the copper.
Again, with ADSL, you can have completely different connection methods, Wholesale Broadband Connect, IPStream are a couple. This is where BT relays the connection from an exchange, over BT's network to the ISP's network. The ISP has much less control.
As far as I'm aware, FTTC is only available on a wholesale basis, no exchange hookups for it yet. I'm always interested to get new info on this though.