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Re: [Embarq] It rains and my speeds drop by a third
Make sure the phone wiring leading into your house has a "drip loop", a low spot or sag in the wire before it enters the building.
If you have a junction box or phone jack that is in a basement area, outside moisture can run down the outside wires, into the house, and moisten the screws and terminals of the inside box/jack.
This can lead to a temporary loss of signal, that goes away when the moisture dries out.
Also make sure the cover on the phone demarcation box (a gray box where the phone lines come in to the building), is securely screwed shut. If the cover screw is not tight, it may hang partially open and rain can get inside on the phone wiring.
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