I finally got a speed improvement at my house with 4G/LTE now in my area on the Three network. There’s a few broadband resellers that use their network and I went with a 60GB prepay plan with iD Mobile broadband to use in combination with my DSL connection.
I only get a 2 bar 4G signal (out of 5 bars) on my modem, but still a pretty decent speed over 5Mbps DSL (with a sluggish 512kbps uplink) or that dreadful NWE Bluebox Wimax provider that slowed down to a dial-up modem like crawl coupled with weeks of downtime.
Coincidentally just a few days before finding that 4G is in my area, 1Gbps FTTH (fibre to the home) is coming to my village and the planned deployment maps shows it stops 0.5 mile (about 1km) short of my house.
Unlike FTTC which fades over its 1 mile / 1.5km range, FTTH is all or nothing, i.e. all the houses up to the edge of the deployment zone will get 1Gbps by the end of the year and the next house next door is limited to legacy ADSL.