Max has internet!
After several months of intermittent connections, much slower than normal speeds and some periods where I was without any connection for days at a stretch (including most of last week) I now have a, proper, working internet connection.
I resolved my problems by hiring an electrician. What I discovered was very interesting. I would say about 50% of the problem was with inside wiring and 50% by Bell. So in fact there were two problems, which explains a great deal of why the problems were so hard to isolate.
To be honest it appears that the slowness was due to the inside problems and the outages due to the Bell problems. And that actually surprises me a good deal. Four different Bell technicians came and examined at least parts of the setup including two who I know looked at the problem area and didn't seem to see it. The upshot being that Bell seems to really be suffering from raging incompetence.
I have to say, it's a little difficult being without internet, especially when one is a web developer by trade. So all in all I am very happy that it is working now but I am a little annoyed I had so many problems for so very long.
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