'Superfast' broadband has come to Stroud. OpenReach have already begun accepting orders for those cabinets which have already been installed and commissioned. The work is due to be completed for most cabinets by the end of June 2012. See the link for more details: http://www.superfast-openreach.co.uk
My number looks set to be upgraded by 30th June - of course some of this comes at a price. It may be worth checking your own line using the BT checker to see if you can get this service. Link: http://www.dslchecker.bt.com/adsl/adslchecker.welcome
As Ben said to me, I hope this is some promising news for those suffering with slow speeds locally!