My 'up to 8.0 Mbps' BT Anytime Broadband package performance has always been a little lacklustre. I live 2Km from my local telephone exchange, and I was achieving a maximum of 2.9 Mbps during large file downloads. This is certainly usable, but the ADSL standard theoretically supports up to 8.0 Mbps at 2Km range under ideal conditions. I recently heard about the BT i-Plate, and its ability to improve the quality of signal on remote telephone sockets by filtering the 'bell' wire on the master socket. I have to admit to being somewhat skeptical, but given its minimal price, I thought there wasn't much to risk by buying an i-Plate. Well I did so, and after fitting it (which took literally 2 minutes with the aid of a small, flat-bladed screwdriver) my maximum download peak speed instantly went from 2.9 Mbps up to 4.2 Mbps. I certainly wasn't expecting such a dramatic improvement, but I'm very pleased I decided to try it, and would recommend that anyone who can make use of the i-Plate try one. Note that there are some who won't benefit, depending on the type of master socket you have (later ones already have the technology integrated) and whether or not you connect your ADSL router to the master socket (it will apparently only help if connected to a remote socket) so check the BT website for full details before purchasing. Highly recommended!