I live out in the sticks and our local exchange has only just been unbundled. Talktalk now offer "up to 4.2Mbit" according to their speed checker which is what I get with Orange (when they're not throttling my connection - which is after 6pm til 12 I believe..)
So, with that in mind, there will be no speed boost if signing up with Talktalk but maybe they won't cap me at peak times and actually offer a genuinely "unlimited" service?
In the past I've read talktalk are s*** too, so could anyone shed any light on what they're like these days? I suspect they, like all IPStream ISPs, used to be crap until BT allowed them into the exchange to use their own equipment.