My ISP, ArachNet, has been bought out (along with PerthIX) by another, AmNet.
AmNet have their own fibre network and DSLAMs, and in fact are about to DSLAM my nearest exchange (Wanneroo) — which I’m a stone’s throw from, pretty much guaranteeing 8x1 and (when they turn on ADSL2 in a few months) 12x1Mb/s (which is slightly more than I can suck direct from the modem at the moment, since it only has a 10Mb/s ethernet interface).
With ADSL2+ and Annex M I should be able to get about 20x3Mb/s. Hooraw! ISO images at five minutes a throw! One and two thirds floppy disks a second! «leap» «click» «fits chrome extensions to his modem»