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# 136718 6-Dec-2013 16:35
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Looking at the location of this place, its just around the corner from the phone exchange, so its in a VDSL zone. i count 350m by road either way around the block, so i estimate 600m max as a safe estimate.

Except it has approx 13 megabit syncrate. Which seems about 5Mbps or more slower than what i'd expect. About the same speed as this person had in their old place on the same exchange, but 1.1-1.5km away. Its a single person flat, so has one phone jack. Checking the wiring, it goes up into the roof, then down to the end of the building, and i believe into this bell terminal:

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Which i groaned when i saw, because everyone knows how old these things are and what the materials and condition can be.

So question is - Can this be bypassed? Would it be bypassed when a splitter/VDSL is installed, so the signal wasn't completely useless? Or would they just see it and refuse the install?
Though the exchange's VDSL ports are full atm, which is quite a disappointment, i believe ADSL2+ speed still could be increased.

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  # 946682 6-Dec-2013 17:01
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If you live in a VDSL service area then order the service from your ISP.  If we need to install another VDSL line card as part of the provisioning we will.  There is no reason for a customer to be "waiting" for service inside a VDSL coverage area.

(BTW who told you there were no VDSL ports left?)


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