It'll depend how close the central office, DSLAM or RDAC are to that area. If you're just on the edge of the service area and new hardware would be required to get faster service, you will likely not see an upgrade for a while. Also with that address being on the edge of Penticton, it doesn't improve the odds.
1.2kb/s? You must be on a 14.4 dialup modem. I used to get up to 7k/s on 56k dialup.
RDAC is one of those massive green boxes you'll see every now and then on the side of the road. It's a major distribution point. One side of a street could be serviced by one of them but if you're on the edge of that node, your side of the street could be running off an entirely separate one.
The length of time living at an address is irrelevant. The demand in an area and available cash to invest in an upgrade is a whole other issue. Add on top of that the location itself. If the location is further away from existing infrastructure, that can lead to more delays as the further away you are, the more it'll cost to install the needed infrastructure to provide the service. Especially if the lines are buried in that area.
Sorry, my bad.........1.2 mb/s at best. RDAC is about 1000 ft. from my house and the fiber optic cable that feeds it runs right by my house. (I saw them install it). All my services are aerial. Sorry, but I don't buy the demand and cost argument when little communities like Willowbrook (in between Oliver and OK Falls) got high speed internet about 12 years ago and the total customer base is about 100 or less. The reason I am posting on here is to try and bring it to the attention of Telus as my efforts so far have fallen on deaf ears.