I recently had a second line installed to check out Fusion. I've still got my existing line with standard Orcon DSL on it, which syncs at ADSL2+ speeds of around 18Mbps, and my throughput is around 15Mbps (I'm on the Ponsonby exchange).
My second line was connected (it took a while - Telecom managed to do funky things, but that's another story) to Fusion, and I was able to sync up nicely at 17Mbps. My throughput however, was limited to ADSL1 speeds (7.5Mbps). I contacted a friend at Telecom who had me moved to the same DSLAM as my existing line with Orcon DSL, in case that was the issue. No difference.
I then emailed WxC to ask if they're limiting it to ADSL1 speeds. To which I got this reply:
Ticket ID: #85885
The plan that you are on, Flood FS/FS, is an ADSL1 plan.
As such you will never get ADSL2 speeds on it.
I don't know what plan you are on with Orcon but we do not offer any
ADSL2 speed plans at the moment.
You will be syncing at the exchange at ADSL2 speeds but this is only an indication of the maximun attanable rate on your line.
I hope this helps.
At the time, I was on Flood due to problems we had getting Fusion put directly on the line, so they had to set me up with UBS first. I've now been fully changed over to Fusion, and I still get the same speeds. The Fusion website states:
Q. What speed Broadband will I be able to get?
A. Xnet Fusion is a Full Line Speed upload/Full Line Speed download at the maximum your line can handle. Your speeds are dependent on the quality of your line and distance from the exchange to your home or office.
The idea was that I'd eventually get rid of the Orcon DSL and just use Fusion. But if I'm going to be getting half the speed, I think I'll be staying put.
Anyone have any thoughts? Sorry for the rambling ;)