Do the issues that DLM prevents (higher error rates, unstable line, etc) seriously impact other users of the network.
e.g. from BT forum: http://community.bt.com/t5/BT-Infinity/Speed-increas...
its very irritating that openreach wont allow a user to force fastpath on but they want to protect their network. But this is typical of many posts on many forums about FTTC and DLM. I'm interested in technical fact that will permit a reliable comment and take the heat out of such questions.
Attempts to overegg a line with fastpath and low snr clearly give problems. Eventually the errors and retransmissions would mean the user got lower speeds, less predictable response, and more disconnections. But, up to a certain point many people (especially gamers) would be more than happy to accept these problems if they were allowed to.
Unfortunately, many people would jump at the risk, but then complain bitterly about the consequences.
So, back to my question, would allowing this impact the network overall and thus the other users? Maybe Openreach aren't protecting their network, but they are protecting their service people and the service people of the ISPs that use them, and also the reputation of FTTC. And maybe they are overdoing it, so that actually both service and reputation suffer?
Does anyone know the answer to the question?
Moved (with trepidation) to BT Infinity 2 for upload speed. Happy BE user for several years.