While up in the loft the other day I tracked the route out phone line comes into the house to the master socket and found this in the middle. The house was built in the mid 60s and I'd guess this is probably original to the house.
At first glance it looks to be an old standard connector (Maybe a block terminal 20/4?) but I have no idea what the 2 rusty looking wires are (Earth maybe?). Ultimately I want to know if this could be having an affect on my VDSL. My predicted speeds are
I'm actually getting 55 which although is decent and stable, I want to be sure I'm getting the best I can. The problem is that I'm using an openreach modem and therefore don't have access to any line stats. I know that as this connector is before the master socket it would be the responsibilty of openreach so just looking for comments at this point