Gosh if I did not know better I would have thought your thread was my DSL. We have been thru all of this. Started with DSL moved to enhanced had problems and were told we had a service they could not supply and put me back to their slowest DSL after a year of that and nearly daily full disconnects and some many calls and emails to teck support I filed a FCC compalint. then verizon contacted me og I really needed to switch to their enhanced service ( What the? I was told my line would not support it) weeks of arguing I agreed to the switch... they also said they needed to turn it off for a day to move my connection to a different port. Oh for a few weeks I was getting 3mb speeds then slowely it started to disconnect and restart and now the speed is barely about 1mb and multiple disconnects daily. o point is calling as I am not going thru their inane checks based on my equipment it isn't my equipment. Fios.... oh that is something that has already been determined will never be offered to rural Maryland. Verizon has blocked all other DSl providers access to the copper so in essence they maintain a monopoly where we live.
Well, It's been a few weeks, and I must say that I haven't seen DSL drop.
Happy? Far from it.... Despite being promised increased up- and down-load speed and paying for 3MPS service, the actual connect speed is one-tenth that. That's right...less than 0.29MPS. Curiously my upload speed is .32MPS. What's up with that?
Now if FIOS were an option, I'd think that this "planned obsolessence" was some kind of conspiracy to get folks to swap over, but in my town, FIOS simply isn't an option. Interesting story there.... It seems that the other major player, Cox cable, gave gifts of Cox stock and options to city council members. Since the stock would be worth more without competition, council voted to require all new infrastructure to be placed underground - which is all well and good - but Verizon can't even use it's own telephone poles to string the FIOS lines. So no FIOS. I'm on Verizon's side here. Monopolies are rarely a good idea.
But it's still string-and-tincan speed....