Finally had my broadband upgraded to FTTC and I am impressed.
With 40Mb down and 10Mb up this is significantly faster than the 1.3 down and 0.6 up I had before.
It has already changed how I use the internet, whereas before I would probably not consider downloading a film from iTunes during the day, as it would soak up my bandwidth and would take hours to download; now it takes under five minutes to download! No problems with downloading large files and updates now.
The other key advantage is streaming video, which was almost pointless before due to buffering, and like downloading, previous streaming would soak up my bandwidth, having 40Mb down means I can stream and do other stuff at the same time.
My only concern is that all this speed I will probably exceed my bandwidth quite easily…