just thought i would share my experience of what the recent Auckland power cut did to my VDSL speeds and have question which i may already know the answer to! So my modem was syncing at about 31up and 7 down and 5 ms ping, had been for over 30 days as i tend not to switch off. Then on Sunday Morning when my power was restored, (our area one of the first) i noticed my sync speed had shot literally through the roof to 46 up and 7 down, i checked speed test as i thought ping would be affected but no , ping was my usual 5ms. Now my initial delight was of course tempered with the fact that this may be because hundreds of other connections were still out and i was just a lucky one taking all their bandwidth...correct?
Sure enough a DLM reset this morning took me down to 33/8...no complaints as this is a speed i am comfortable with and does all the things i need it to , (lightbox, Netflix PLP and gaming etc) and i kind of expected it to drop anyway..but my ping has gone up to 21ms, i am guessing another DLM will drop this at some stage?, just wondered if anyone else had experienced a similar thing.