Jase2985:Alright, thank you for the information Jase, I appreciate it. Orcon currently does what you have suggested, so will go ahead with the upgrade and get the prequel done. As im sure you have read, I also have the option to go back to ADSL should the speeds not give a noticeable improvement, so there is a good safety net to fall back on.User123456: To me it would makes sense that it should as you may not download/upload as much in one 10 period compared to the next.
its got nothing at all to do with how much you upload/download, its to do with the attenuation and signal to noise ratio on your line. this can be inpacted by wiring faults or cross talk which can impact your line and cause the connection speed to drop. Also people having installs with out master filters can put noise back into the lines which degrades service.
Some people on here have gone from about 40Mbps to the mid to high 20's with out changing anything due to what most think is cross talk, but its still faster than ADSL as they have 10Mbps upload speed as well.
Get a prequal done from your isp so that they can give you an estimate on what you may be able to get speed wise. From there if you wish to continue book it in and then the ISP will send a tech round to install the master filter and a dedicated VDSL jackpoint (pretty sure bigpipe is the only one who doesnt do it these days), then your ISP will need to ensure you are put on a VDSL profile, and after that your 10 day training period will start. after a couple of days you should notice the latency decrease, and also the speed will probably decrease a little (2-3Mbps) too, thats a tradeoff for the lower latency. if your line is good enough you should settle on DLM-1.
IMO go for it, if you dont get more than about 15 down and about 5 up then you dont loose much by rolling back
FireEngine:kawaii: I'm with Telecom but I'm sure this general rule of thumb applies - it comes down to what you're going to use it for and whether you're already maxing out what bandwidth you have and gaining that extra bit will make a huge difference. Also, in the case of VDSL2 there is no guarantee of an improve especially if the wiring in the house is spaghetti junction which necessitates also having a look at how the telephone wiring is setup in ones house.
This would have made sense to me as from a logical point I can see how it would affect the line. To answer your question though, I was mainly going to use it for downloading and uploading from cloud storage services (backups of computers and the information stored on them for example). The upload speed is the main concern at the moment, but it seems like its increases quite nicely after switching to VDSL. And I would obviously take the higher download speed any day.
FireEngine: This is mostly misinformation.Sounds good. So is this the only change to the line, just what is configured in my house? Or does it hop over to fiber connection somewhere else (as I read that VDSL was a combination of copper and fiber) between my house and whatever is beyond it... (Sorry Im not too clued up on all the technicalities or the process in which it works yet)
VDSL comes with a mandatory line check, Master splitter, new cabling and jackpot. If that doesn't achieve a good and acceptable speed increase vs ADSL on the line then there IS a guaranteed reversal to ADSL technology and cost (although the splitter etc is typically left in place).
So that IS a guarantee of an improvement, especially with respect to the wiring involved.
As our service provides voip to the modem, the rest of the house wiring can be safely disconnected from the master JP, then either left disconnected or connected to the modem phone port if required to run the house JPs.