Joseph Gibbs wrote:
Also, will the current infrastructure handle
this? My flat is
currently getting a max of about 300kb (small 'b') on our 2mb
connection - because our exchange is overloaded and due to be upgraded
by telecom "sometime in the future". And that 300kb is only when our
net works at all... Our ISP says they've had many complaints about
this, ever since Telecom started upgrading to 3.5mb.
There are several reasons why you get that speed:
1) Your line quality might suck.
2) A sucky DSLAM (Conklin)
3) Congestion from your DSLAM to the ISP
4) Congestion from the ISP to your destination site.
LLU fixes the first 2 trivially, and makes 3 avoidable.
Excuse my ignorance, but is a DSLAM and the 'exhange' in fact one in
the same (or in the same 'box')?
Also (perhaps this warrants a new topic), Telecom won't give us or our
ISP any indication of when our local exhange will be upgraded. Any
ideas on how I can hassle Telecom to get that done faster? Our ISP
says that they have many people with the same problem, and that no one
knows when any particular exhange may be upgraded, just that there's a
list of exchanges that need it.
Also, out of interest, what sort of area (in terms of size or amount
of lines) does any one particular exchange usually service?