The original link was anything between 3.5-16mbs with drops every minute or so. Chorus seemed to think that was ok. Good enough for them anyway.
After endless efforts from myself, the ISP (FFM) and their backbone supplier, Chorus admitted the link was faulty...but had no plans to fix it. Oh well, the client will probably just accept it and we can carry on billing for the faulty service.
This week Chorus "fixed" the problem. No notes anywhere about what they did and no vists to our property. So now the link is 4mbs but no drops. Apparently that is a good connection for Chorus. The fact that were at 1/4 speed of the original does not seem to be a problem. Another DSL connection we have in to the property, which is 400m longer with 5 more joins sits rock solid at 15mbs.
Chorus say it is just me that is complaining in the area. So rather than take their word, I thought I would find out. I posted on on our local residents Facebook page to see if anyone else has had any trouble...and the complaints came flooding in. There is acutally a whole bunch of people who complain but Chorus just don't want us to get together. Better us all thinking it is just us.
So your thinking were on earth is this guy, the middle of no where. Actually it is Whenuapai/West Harbour in Auckland. Were a couple of k's from the Souther Cross termination point and stones throw form New Zealands main military base with Auckland council about to rezone us to light industrial.
I can remember Telecom writing to us 20 oyears ago about how great caller ID was and faxabilty (remember that?). It never happened here. Chorus have put zero investment into improving the copper cables round here, they just patch them up and drop the ever increasing number of faulty pairs. A common trick of Chorus is to swap your bad pair for your neighbours good pair. Then when the neighbours complain Chorus swap the cable back. It's based on the plan that we will stop complaining in the end and Chorus can ignore the dilapidated cables round here.
Chorus if you don't believe me trying asking your guys on the ground. They will tell you, like they tell us how stuffed the cables round here are.
So Chorus if you think it is just me complaining, I invite you to a public meeting in the Whenuapai Hall the meet all the other people in the area who are tired of the old string we have for a network.
Forget Fibre just give us a standard copper network that works.