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Posted: 26 Oct 2017, 17:25
Don't discount wireless, quite a few people are getting 90mb/sec on their mobile phone
better than the nbn at home.
my telstra nighthawk wireless is hitting 45mb/sec out in a remote rural area.
People in town are getting slower NBN speeds than they got with ADSL copper.
The guy from the nbn said the vast majority of people choose a 25mb/sec plan
and that is the limit anyway for a lot of people a long way from a node.
There should be tougher laws applying to ISPs, - based on your location they already know the maximum speed possible
so they should tell you that. They are lying low life rats.
Posted: 26 Oct 2017, 17:50
I have full fibre,and this rubbish Turnbull is talking about,digging up peoples yards,is exactly that,rubbish. It really depends on who comes to do the connection. The bloke who turned up to my house,to run the cable to the box on the outside didn't like digging. He persevered with the existing conduit,and eventually got the cable through,and didn't even disrupt the existing copper service. And,it took no longer than digging a new trench.
Posted: 26 Oct 2017, 20:54
I can get up to about 98mbps as a rule, but tonight the performance is surprisingly varied. It must be congestion at the exchange. I shall check it again tomorrow. If it's still so variable, I shall be talking to Telstra.
Posted: 26 Oct 2017, 23:48
Buck, I am not discounting wireless and I agree that 90Mbps is a very good speed. However, Taiwan has achieved 260+ Mbps with fibre and is aiming to reach 500 Mbps within 2 years. That is the speed we should be seeking or we'll be left behind the rest of the World.
Turnips is a wanker and couldn't lie straight in bed!~
Posted: 27 Oct 2017, 14:08
My NBN fibre to the node has been running faultlessy for about 16 months now.
The alleged speed of 25 mb/sec is spot on....
it never varies, maybe that's because there is no peak hour demand in my little ville... no pesky schoolkids to max out the system when school gets out at 3pm.
The only change I've made was to pay extra....I now pay 89 bucks monthly for unlimited access with all Australian phone numbers included. This also includes all of my landline calls to mobiles.
That's with Westnet.
But Ill be switching to an Aussie Telco callef "mate" when my present contract with Westnet expires next June.
Mate is only 65 bucks for the same deal and according to product reviews, they are the best.
Posted: 27 Oct 2017, 14:18
How far away from the node are you?
Posted: 27 Oct 2017, 16:31
Right across the road.... about 60 metres.
Posted: 27 Oct 2017, 16:36
That explains it. The shorter the run the better, and a good copper line and not too many others using the node.
Posted: 27 Oct 2017, 22:34
Fibre to the node is a very poor option. The "node" is the steel box at the end of your street corner.
Most connections from the 'node' to the home are copper wires, some are as old as "JC".
The descriptions is an "autobahn to a country road', ie, slow down you are hitting a bumpy ten km road from here on.
Labor proposed "to the premises" which would mean no need of a barrier or slowed speed, but LNP changed all that and limited your speed by some intricate changes to the delivery system.
If you are situated in a new development area, you can request your provider (ISP) to install a new fibre connection at your costs. It will remove any old copper and replace it with "fibre to the kerb" to "fibre to the premises". Yes, it will cost you money but will guarantee you the speed you want!
Posted: 28 Oct 2017, 08:31
Look at the excellent reviews for "mate".
https://www.productreview.com.au/p/mate ... icate.html
.....an Aussie Telco, based in Australia, staffed by fluent speaking Aussies !
Nuf said !
Posted: 28 Oct 2017, 11:09
Posted: 28 Oct 2017, 12:24
NBN problems appear as the telco's problems to the consumer. Smaller providers rely on the likes of Telstra and Optus to provide the hardware. Basically, they buy the service in bulk and sell it in parcels.
Posted: 29 Oct 2017, 12:31
Who needs all this speed and what is it being used for?
Trumble has said its video, - gamers, you tube, movie downloads, netflix, iview.
Who are the main beneficiaries?
Foreign owned companies like netflix, facebook, google and apple.
Losers? the local video store providing local jobs to local people..
Posted: 29 Oct 2017, 13:01
There's a new Fast network on the block! OPEN CLOUD, WHO ARE BASED IN BUNDABERG
I don't know whether they have phone + network bundles.
Posted: 29 Oct 2017, 13:16
in recent months, I've become a dedicated netflix and abc iview junkie.
I've come close to maxing out my monthly download limit of 100gb with Westnet.
That's why I upgraded to unlimited download limit. Speed isn't an issue.... Netflix works beautifully with just 12 mb/s.
I get 25 mb/s which is just icing on the cake.
Why did I get Netflix ??.... because I was fed up with TV commercials. I no longer watch commercial TV except for ABC and sometimes SBS.