PlusNet have followed through with our upgrade to DSLMax, and so our connection is now running at a cool 5 MBit, up from the usual 2. We should be able to get up to 8, but many factors limit it, such as the distance from the exchange and the quality of wiring.
In any case, 5 is definitely better than 2, and a whole world better than dial-up. I’m looking forward to making use of the extra speed. Obviously I’ll be spending some time soon working out if I can squeeze some extra juice out of the line but I’ll settle for 5 for the time being.