I've done no small amount of reading about this since I happened accross this link while browsing the broadband forum: https://www.telecom.co.nz/broadband/select/1,10627,205732-204473,00.html?action=/option
I am curious as to what this install option actually entails; obviously I have a current (working) ADSL connection but according to my (limited) calculations I have a sync rate which is far lower than what it should be:
From my own calculations I should be ~500m from the exchange as Google maps/the crow flies. I understand that this by no means guarantees that the copper is even close to 500m in length but my current sync rate tells me that I should be closer to 1.5km from the exchange. I am willing to admit that I am a few hundred metres off but not a kilometre.
My first suspicion is the wiring in my apartment, which is very old. The cable looks to be in good condition but isn't CAT5 (its about half the size of any CAT cable I have seen). I have a single telephone jackpoint with this cable leading away from it into the hallway and then some sort of makeshift cuboard embedded into the wall. The cuboard is too high for me to reach (I'm in the process of acquiring a ladder) so I can't take a peek inside and assess what state the rest of the cabling is in.
What I'd like to know is what exactly the Telecom (Chorus?) technician would do if I chose this install option (I'm considering an ISP change) to the wiring in my apartment? What I wold love would be for the entire current setup to be removed and have a central splitter installed with CAT cable running to the phone jackpoint. I'd also possibly like another phone plug installed (one for the phone, one for the modem). All of the wiring in this apartment is exposed (the walls are concrete; its an old building) so I would imagine the job would be fairly easy for whomever had to change the cables (there will be no digging about in the walls).
Would this installation option send a technician over to do this for me? If not should I instead consider contracting an electrician?