They most certainly are not synonyms for deliberate throttling in the accepted sense of the word. DLM acts to give the user a stable line at the best possible speed. Banding is a severe action that DLM takes under very unstable line conditions and admittedly can sometimes be reluctant to release when the line conditions improve, although by no means always the case.
Engineer visit - no show on Friday so rearranged for this morning but again no show so far (30mins left of time slot). Not impressed. Found out that PlusNet now has the capability to reset the DLM remotely.
As far as I am aware plusnet cannot reset the DLM but they can submit request to openreach similar to engineer to get DLM reset - assuming line is stable and problem causing banding has been solved
Thank you for sending in your details. I gave you home number a quick call, I'm sorry I didn't get speaking to you today.
I've had a look at the details of your account. When testing your account it is pricking up a fault on the network. I can see that a fault has already been reported and an engineer has been booked to visit on the 6th of Feb.
Please post back and let us know how that engineer visit goes and I'll run a few more checks on your connection.
Guess what? No engineer visit for the 3rd time. When I checked the fault tracking this morning the visit was cancelled yesterday with a note implying that the fault had been fixed.
Please can you do what you can to find out what's going on?
Yes, that's correct, but the fault tracking in the MyBT app (previous pic) shows that the fault has been fixed and the engineer visit has been cancelled. I have no idea now whether to expect an engineer visit or not although I suspect not. PaddyB was goig to run some futher diagnostic tests on the line after the engineer's visit.
I am so sorry to see that this has been cancelled. I have been speaking with our suppliers, BT Wholesale, to find out what happened. They've told me that it was a system issue and have apologised that it didn't go ahead. I explained that this has happened a few times now and I didn't want to take a chance of it repeating itself again. They've told me that they will do all they can to help me and will make a few changes at their end. If this does go ahead we should start to see an improvement anytime between Friday to Monday. @PaddyB is out of the office until next week so I'll look after this for you. I'm here tomorrow, Friday and Monday.