Had my broadband and phoneline repaired a few days ago, well the engineer said he couldn't find the fault so just re-connected everything which he says fixed the issue, he was right, it was sorted for 3 or 4 days. I am now back to the connection dropping and a noisy phoneline again. Seen BT at another house in my street, and my sister who lives next door is also having issues with her internet connection. That would tell me that the fault is outside, maybe the cable that runs from the telegraph to our houses, which I know he didn't check. God knows how old the cables are, but living here for a good few years I have never seen them replaced.