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Yes, it can. The primary cause of poor connections due to weather are moisture related. Since ADSL technology is electrical in nature, all of the exposed equipment can be affected by moisture which is an excellent conductor of electrical current. This, combined with the fact that the properties of water allow for "seepage", gives greater exposure to equipment that would, otherwise, be impervious to other weather conditions.

Running a Line Quality Test or checking line rates (STH Test and Cayman Test) during heavy rains and comparing them to clear weather tests can help isolate water problems.

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last modified: 2004-01-31 09:26:00