When I was living there (in the 1990s) the landline quality was poor for just voice, never mind dialup.
The line to his house goes from the main road across one of his paddocks (above ground) and then connects to the house. If it rains the line gets even worse and voice calls become almost unbearable.
My question is, would undergrounding the line make any difference to (a) his voice calls and (b) his ADSL internet? Would he have to pay for this? Who would he call to get pricing? He spoke to Telecom before and got a bit of a run-around. Would he need to call Chorus directly?
Sorry for posting this in the Telecom forum, I couldn't see a Chorus one.