It was my understanding that the upgrade was to make the exchange equipment ADSL2 capable. (I got the info from work) I assumed that the new speed was all that could be achieved due to factors such as distance, modem quality etc - certainly not the line profile (as I'd actually looked at it from work to make sure there were no silly limitations).
Just last week, the current tenants of my old house, using the same modem and cables etc - switched from Telecom to Vodafone. Bam, 19mbit with 1mbit upload. What. The. Fajitas.
Now to my knowledge the only reason for this happening would be that Vodafones exchange equipment at that particular echange is ADSL2 capable, and Telecoms is not. If this is the case then I wonder about the 5mbit telecom connection in my new house and whether switching ISPS could improve it too.
The only other reason I can think of is that Telecoms equipment, while capable of ADSL2.. is just not set to do it... or something. Seems odd tho, because there are certainly many Telecom connections out there getting ADSL2 speeds, and have been for some time now.
If anyone has any light to shed I'd appreciate it. Also if there is some amazing miracle information source where I can discover if I'd get ADSL2 speeds in my new house with a different ISP then I'd love to hear about it.