I've recently swapped my broadband over to Vodafone.
The original order was for cable which was a possible option according to the address checker on the vodafone website.
A site survey confirmed that it wasn't an option for the property. The property sits on the corner of the main street and a lane going down to the houses behind. The survey confirmed that the cable would have to come in from the side lane (which is where the electricity currently is serviced from) but that there is no cable on this lane. The other option (across the road into the front of the property where the copper line is serviced from) wasn't possible due to 'height restrictions'. I'm a little confused and someone may be able to help - if the copper is delivered at 'height' can cable not be? In a previous property a couple of years ago Telstra Clear dug up my driveway to provision the cable so I would have thought an aerial feed would actually be easier?
Anyway I went with plan B - VDSL. Installed yesterday but as we are more than 1km from the exchange the speed is only just better (12Mb down and 2Mb up) than my previous ADSL2+ connection. The Chorus technician dragged new Cat6 cable through from the entry point into the house so I know my house wiring is now ship shape (they really do an awesome job!).
I don't know much about VDSL vs. ADSL2+. Is it possible at 1.1km from the exchange I may actually get better speeds with ADSL2+?
I'd welcome any thoughts/comments/suggestions (other than moving...which might be easier!).