Re: The turn of the millenium called...
>I think your mistake there is using BT ADSL. -1 vote
In the 'remote' parts of the UK don't expect third-party LLU equipment to be particularly performance or new, I've repeatedly seen this, even though my line is circa 20m longer than my neighbours, I got better speed off the BT LLU than they got off the Sky LLU - however it was still sub 512kbps... Basically, the numbers of subscribers doesn't justify regular tech refresh.
>you should be able to get a wholesale BT product from someone else for less. +1 vote
Generally, this also means you are likely to get a lower contention ratio and thus able to make better use of the limited available bandwidth.
>As for EE, look for special offers +1 vote
Agree, also do the online speed check using your full details a couple of times over a few days and then wait for them to call you, then you can negotiate a deal...