I hope not as there is a problem with the local power supply that is causing a lot of trouble.
So far this year we have had numerous power outages totalling over 20 hours of blackout and constant brownouts.
We had the high tension cable from the grid to the substation replaced as they thought that was the cause of the problems and we still had a blackout after that was fixed.
Now the entire neighbourhood looks like a battlefield with UK Power networks running all over the place trying to find the cause of the problem.
Since this has all started I have lost fastpath on the FTTC and the interleave wanders from 8ms to 64ms depending on how bad the power outages gets.
Talking to the people that are digging the road up it is taking out the street lamps as well as the FTTC cabinets.
It has now got to the point where I have bought a UPS to stick my PC/NAS and router on just to try and protect my equipment as I lost my printer to one outage as when the power came back on the printer threw a wobbly and gives me a "power" error message on the LCD screen.
There's a lot of interference out there - during a recent power cut my APC battery kicked in and Noise Margin jumped from 4.0 to 16.0 (on ADSL2+) and stayed there until the power came back a couple of hours later, then back down to 4.0, strangely in 2 steps; presumably some equipment along the way takes longer to power up.
Should have re-sync'ed the router to see what speed I could get up to!
WWWombat (fountain of knowledge)
Fri 19-Apr-13 12:55:40
Don't blame all gain on interference in the power grid...
Every other user of ADSL would have lost their connection entirely - you were probably the only one who had their modem on a UPS. That would mean there was no interference coming from anyone else's broadband, as well as no interference from power supplies.