I like using plain old patch panels on a hinged wall mount bracket.
For 17 jacks out in the dwelling, use two 24-port panels. Terminate the jack homeruns in their own ports on one panel and then make the other patch panel up with the Telco incoming line(s). This works nicely for 1-4 plain old telephone lines, ISDN, DSL. If you add a Key Service Unit, you can cut down on the number of ports in the patch panel used for the incoming Telco. . .maybe add a third patch panel to go between the KSU and the individual jacks.
The image that I referenced above, if it doesn't link, is at StraightLine Supply
on the Homepage and Patch Panels
on the second page.