Just had a message from PN to say that for some reason the upstream speed was capped when they removed interleave. They have promised they will sort it out. just hope it will all settle down soon. I really don't want to have to nurse my broadband, it should be like the water, gas, leccy and phone, it should just work with minimum hassle.
I'm just thinking what an unaware or unskilled user would make of all this. I'm an engineer, fairly clued up about communications and usually know what questions to ask and where to ask them (here!) if I don't understand something. Then I start to wonder what might have happened if I'd been with certain other major ISPs when this fault occurred. This makes me happy that I'm still with PN. They are not perfect, far from it, but you can usually get a reasonable answer from somebody who speaks english and further support from the PN reps who hang out here.
Footnote: I saw some guys installing an FTTC cabinet near my house recently. While I don't really need the extra speed I may go for it when it's available simply to get a nice solid E side connection. The D side cable from the box to me would only be about 300m.
Edited by ppppenguin99 (Tue 08-Nov-11 10:52:56)