Very interesting to note that one or two people live in remote places, yet still receive a good service.
Small village in Northumberland countryside and I get:
As i've said, it's possible they are sticking residential customers onto very busy lines, to free up more for business.
Yep that's what happened to my dad. New build house in a new development - **** awful phone quality that is barely usable to speak on, never mind get broadband.
Did you find what the Noise was reported as on your modem? That will tell you if it is actual contention at the exchange or dodgy lines between you and the exchange.
Apparently you can find out how far you are from the exchange by:
"dialling (on your intended ADSL line) "17070", The response will tell you the number of your circuit. Then enter "3", then "1" (you ARE authorised, aren't you?), then " 2". If you then hang up, the test system will call you back and tell you the approximate distance from your exchange."
I would get cable, but Virgin have told me that BT won't allow them to install the technology fully, in this area.
Agree with -m-: what have BT got to do with whether Virgin can install cable or not?
I thought you were in London RudeBoy? Surely the glorious capital is cabled throughout.