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Any way to make Verizon cure a bad DSL line?

Is there any way to get Verizon to fix DSL line problems when it is not 
the ISP?

I've been a satisfied subscriber to DSL service from Speakeasy for a few 
years.  However, the line quality has declined to the point where I 
can't get stable service any faster than 384/384 kbps.  (I'm paying for 

My apartment is 15,000 feet from the CO in Wakefield, which tests out as 
17,000 (somehow, "because the DSL modem adds 2000 feet").

Provisioned rate	Margins, dB (down/up)	Stability
608/384			8/10			intermittent
384/384			11/11			steady

In a recent effort to improve things, I ordered DSL service on a 
separate line; Verizon provided it, but the margins on that line weren't 
any better:

Provisioned rate	Margins, dB (down/up)	Stability
1.5M/384		5/10			none

Covad declared the line unfeasible, so the new service was cancelled.
 From what Speakeasy tells me, Covad has no leverage to get Verizon to 
meet any quality standards.

Do I have any options to make some improvement here?

(I'm staying a Speakeasy customer, at least for now, because their T&C 
allows home servers.)

Really, what I'd like is a way to get Verizon to acknowledge a problem 
and correct it.

Thanks for any info, suggestions, etc.


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