We had a new cabinet installed and our area a couple of months ago and our broadband speed dropped from around 2-3 Mbps to about 1.6 Mbps.
Not a peep from Vodafone (my fixed line & broadband was with Vodafone), so I decided to move back to Telecom.
The day it was changed over to Telecom speed went up to about 6 Mbps, I thought that was quite a nice increase but the next day the new modem arrived on the courier and after I pluged that in speed went up to 15 Mbps!
I know a lot of people in the area won't notice and I may have been able to get on the cabinet through Vodafone if I had hassled them about it but it does seem like an odd situation. Why isn't everyone being upgraded automatically? It must be in the Telco's interest to have people on a faster connection because they will use and pay for more data.