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I hope someone may know the answer to this, I have heard that a second line is taken from your existing line outside the house so if I wanted internet on that as well as my main line there would be a compromise on the speed as in affect I would be robbing peter to pay paul...

 

Has anyone heard this before and is it true ?

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Sorry - posted in error.

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When you say, 'a second line is taken from your existing line outside' are you referring to a DAC's?

 

If you are then no, they would not put a DAC's on the line as they are trying to phase them out and that it is not compatable with ADSL.

 

If you requested a second line then they would just come and install one by putting up a new drop wire or maybe replace your existing one with CAD55 cable as that has 4 pairs in it.

 

Of course there would need to be spare E and D cables, E-side usually isn't a problem but D-sides can sometimes be harder to find.

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Each line provided has it's own pair of copper cables that go into the MDF in the exchange. I used to have 2 lines in my old house, the second one that was installed years after I moved in achieved pretty much the same speeds as the existing line. The existing line speeds never changed.
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