We live in a rural village on a long line from the exchange and 1.4km from the cabinet.
I have just last week upgraded to FTTC . for a few weeks before this my ADSL lost half its speed from 2.5mbs down to 1.2mbs.
I didn't even know at that time that the fibre had been enabled so didn't connect the possibility that that might have been the cause.
I ask as I have several elderly neighbours who have told me that their speeds have gone down so much that they are struggling to use it for emails even! One said they couldn't even call up the weather as it just wouldn't work. so god knows what speeds they have now.Could crosstalk from VDSL cause this?
It seems very unfair that people who probably can't afford to go to fibre have basically lost their internet.