After a week or so it dropped to 60Mb and remained very stable from then on. About 2 weeks go my next door neighbour got FTTC connected (at 56Mb) my connection immediately dropped to around 8Mb!, eventually it came back up to around 40Mb and stayed there, I understand there may be a drop due to crosstalk but a 33% drop seems very excessive.
PlusNet have looked at it and an Openreach engineer came out last week, he couldn't get anywhere with it and suggested moving to a different cable may or may not improve it but advised not to as it may be more unstable. The last communication I got from PlusNet said that the speedchecker said I should expect a speed of 33Mb so nothing was wrong!, when I originally signed up I was told it should be around 60Mb (which is why I paid for the higher speed package) and that's what I got.
Interestingly my neighbours connection went off for a few days last week and my speed went back up to around 55Mb.
So, what's going on?, surely having one extra connection to the cabinet shouldn't drop my speed by over 30%?, no doubt it's down to the quality of the underground cabling (as they couldn't get any signal when first connected), is it possible to get new cabling or even FTTP instead?.
There's room for all of Gods creatures ...... right next to the mashed potatoes!