said by GirgleMirt:
hmm... ok, so basically, they'd have removed my remote? Or maybe moved me to another host?
Any particular DSA (Distribution Serving Area) is served by a single host (central) switching station. It may or may not be served by a remote. There is no "move to another host" possible, as your area will only have a single host.
It is likely that they removed the remote DSLAM port and you are now host served - hence the longer loop.
Your ISP might be able to request what's called an LTR (Line Transfer to a Remote).--
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