A friend currently has BT ADSL and gets about 17MB down and less than 1 up. The conection is quite flaky and seems to be worse recently after the recent lightning.
I suggested ordering FTTC however BT say they'll get 9 mbps down and 1 mbps up and the wholesale checker suggest 17/1. Either way the upload is poor.
The house is an old house and the phone wiring hasn't been changed in a long time and there is no normal BT master socket.
It looks like the overhead cable comes from the pole to the eaves of the house where it goes to a small box before being split into two wires each going to an internal phone socket. Only the one socket is used nowadays.
Their pole serves 5 other properties and all but one of those can get 80/20 via FTTC.
All of the properties look to be served from the same cabinet although I'm not actually sure where it is. Not that it matters for FTTC but the actual exchange is less than 200m away.
In my view I think the wiring is to blame for the poor speeds reported by fibre but as there is no master socket or easy way to disconnect the extensions it's not easy to check ourselves?
What's the best way to get it resolved, I don't want them to sign to a fibre contract to be told that 9/1 is the best they can get?
FTTP is being rolled out in the area and is near to them but they can't get it yet.
If needed I can provide postcodes and further property details via PM.