tgzerozone:Downhillnz:chevrolux: To get the cable swept for multiples you need to look at ordering a high quality business data circuit like HSNS. Chorus wont do this sort of work for a standard DSL connection as there is no guarantee on them but eith HSNS there is. Be prepared to pay for it though...
They will on a DSL fault. Makes their life easier. Someone needs to right up a diagram of how an old house is wired. And then another one as to how it should be wired.
This is got to be the most painful thread I have read.
Conclusion to wrap it up:
House wiring was not the issue, crap cabling and chorus copper infrastructure is to blame here. Nothing that can be done unless patched to wholesale cabinet with less cable.
International bandwidth seems a little better though lately as I now manage 1080 HD from netflix. That is all I wanted, to just have decent video streaming. Got it, so happy for now.
And you have confirmed no cabinet between you and exchange?