I am intending to help my brother install a DSL filter and sort out his telephone / network cabling. However I noticed that the telephone lead-in to his house is overhead individual parallel bare wires separated by 0.6m, with ceramic insulators at each end. I thought it was probably redundant, but the overhead telecphone cables are clearly joined to these wires, and there are no pedestals on the footpath, and no conduit on the power poles.
Will Chorus replace this lead-in for free if requested, or would it need to be faulty before they will do anything to it?
Next time I am there I'll plug the modem directly to the first/master jack with the other lines disconnected to see what improvements in sync speed can be acheived with the existing lead-in.