A few days later they called us and said that there was a faulty cable in my area (Wattle Downs) and that about 1800 people had been affected. I dont believe this one bit. I have 2 mates who live about 300 meters either side of my house, neither of them had disconnections and static on the line or slow broadband. Telecom kept saying "it will be done this afternoon" and said this for 2 days and then said "honestly we dont know when its going to be fixed". My internet is now about an 8th of its normal speeds, and it refuses to load most images, and takes a good 2 minutes to buffer any streaming video and lots of downloads even time out before starting. Does anyone else live around wattle downs? are you having this problem too or is it actually just me and Telecom telling fibs?