I have concluded that a loss of internet service for me would be a real issue and therefore looking for a backup solution to at least have some hope of a continuous service.
OK I have a multi-pair cable coming into the premises with one exchange line providing an FTTC service from TalkTalk on the Midhurst, West Sussex exchange. That service is to an Openreach modem feeding a Draytek 2830vN router.
I also have a BT service just feeding a fax machine so that could be used for an ADSL service. The rental of the line is with BT and under contract for another 20 months.The BT BROADBAND AVAILABILITY CHECKER shows FTTC available on that line at 58/17 Mbps or ADSL at 17 Mbps.
So I could have an additional FTTC service with BT Infinity or and ADSL service from any ISP. The ADSL service does have the attraction of feeding the service into the 2830vN which presumably would automatically activate if the TalkTalk service was not working.
The downside of either choice is that if the overhead cable supply was damaged, then there would not be a service from either provider so its not 100% bomb proof for a continuous internet service but I could go for total care on the BT line to get a faster fault repair service.
So given the parameters that I have laid out here, what would be my most sensible option to run with? Thoughts of TBB forum users would be most appreciated.