I currently have an ADSL2+ connection with PlusNet.
It is a good line, and I am on a 3 db target without interleaving currently.
However, due to my line having a 1.8 KM overhead stretch it is very vulnerable to atmospheric / radio / interference. I accept that is just part and parcel of the frequencies UK broadband works on over copper.
What I do to prevent connections drops is I adjust the SNR ration manually in my Billion modem to give me a 9 db target which I have analysed to give me a totally stable connection that does not drop. Stability is key to me - much more than outright speed.
From researching it seems that with FTTC connection I will not be able to manually adjust my SNR setting any more and will be entirely dependent on what is set by the BT hardware at the cabinet.
I also read about three "stability profiles" that FTTC connections can be put on, but many of these articles are quite old.
As of now (November 2019) what options do we (via Plusnet) have for ensuring the stability of our lines is as we want it - i.e. sacrificing speed for stability?
The answer to this will feed directly into my decision as to upgrade to FTTC or stick with ADSL2+ where I can control things.