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I currently have scaffolding up around the house, can this cause interference on the line?
Also, whenever my broadband is working, it operates at 3200kbps downstream and it climbs down to 2500kbps. I always have to call my ISP every couple of weeks to increase my speed back to the higher speed. Why is this?

Thanks for the help.
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I doubt it would cause this issue. In some weird way the scaffolding could act as an antenna, I guess.

More than likely you just have a crappy line. Ask for the ISP to have someone come out and check the wiring and gear.
    
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I doubt it would cause this issue. In some weird way the scaffolding could act as an antenna, I guess.

More than likely you just have a crappy line. Ask for the ISP to have someone come out and check the wiring and gear.

The line is fairly old. I also have the old style phone socket so could this be why my line cannot sustain 3200kbps all the time?
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The line is fairly old. I also have the old style phone socket so could this be why my line cannot sustain 3200kbps all the time?

For sure. Around here when someone gets DSL the ISP will run a fresh line just for the modem. This way there is no guessing.
    
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I'd have thought it'd be your ISP dropping your speed, especially if they're able to increase it back after just a phonecall.

I'm having similar issues, I was getting 30Mbps down, which dropped to 20Mbps down after over a year. I've contacted them and are able to increase it back to 25Mbps, but they keep dropping my speed back down. Strange.
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