Are there actually any other options? Looked into Satellite briefly yesterday, but appears to be available only rurally (and also I couldn't actually find whether Satellite offers better speeds in any case).
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A master splitter is required for VDSL2 and in most cases will improve speeds on DSL connections. Regular disconnections can be a monitored alarm or a set top box trying to connect. If there's an alarm connected to your line even if you don't have an alarm contract it may still try to connect so it's worth checking.
I recommend you read these two blog posts:
- Is your premises phone wiring impacting your broadband performance? (very technical)
- Are you receiving a substandard ULL ADSL2+ connection from your ISP?
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Jaxson: Satellite shouldn't technically be limited to rural only, but I'd be curious about speed increases anyway on that format. May be wrong but I wouldn't initially expect it to be overly fast.
What I don't get is why the VDSL plans are so expensive, compared to even the newer fibre based plans. We're in a VDSL capable zone, but the plans are roughly $20 more per month minimum.
chevrolux: Really the only option you have is to look at symmetrical services like HSNS. Wont be quicker but upload will be higher obviously. The price is a killer though.
I would look at just putting another adsl line in and run it through a load balancer.