So the other day we had an Openreach engineer intentionally cut our telephone line, rather than tightening it, as it was low hanging over the street... but they did not come back to fix it.
When someone does get around to fixing it, I am concerned that they will just 'join' the telephone cable together via a scotch joint or something. Can this cause any kind loss in the signal, and subsequently slower broadband speeds. Every megabit matters to us.
Is there anything I should look out for during the repair? I have very little faith for Openreach at this point.
They won't just join it, they will provide a new drop wire but they may well join it to the old one where it enters the house (there may already be a join there anyway). This will be done using proper crimps and an enclosure and will have absolutely no effect whatsoever on your speed.