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Can a 'joint' copper telephone line slow down speeds?

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Hi, 

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. 

Many thanks in advance. 

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Re: Can a 'joint' copper telephone line slow down speeds?

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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.

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Re: Can a 'joint' copper telephone line slow down speeds?

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Have you reported your phone line as no dial tone to BT?

The engineer who responded to the wire down would only have to make it safe by cutting it down. 

No one automatically returns to replace it. 

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