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Discussion in 'North & Far North QLD' started by Cerberus1, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. Cerberus1

    Cerberus1 Administrator Staff Member

    Resigned to the fact that I might be forever connected to the t'internet via a piece of string and 2 tin cans (average download speed around 40k a second:frown:), unbelievably, workmen have appeared this week laying fibre optic on the estate as part of the NBN !!!. Wasn't expecting that at all, thought we might be years away in our little backwater. They estimate it will take around 2 months. Woooohooo, P.A.R.T.Y :notworthy::yes:

  2. srp

    srp No longer active member

    Well, thats going to be an improvement for you, It will be interesting to see just what speed you get and what will be available to you.

    When i lived on Bribie island I was getting around 5mbps download and i was happy with that, Moved out to Goondiwindi and expected it to be bad, When it was connected i was getting 15mbps and now its up to 20 to 21 Mbps. four times faster that when I lived nearer Brisbane. Friend who live just outside the town have to use satellite to get internet as Telstra do not supply the service out of town. There is no working out how they decide who gets what speed with Telstra, or even if they get a service at all.

    The NBN will mean a vast improvement for so many people who struggle to get a decent service at the moment.
  3. Cerberus1

    Cerberus1 Administrator Staff Member

    When we lived in Melbourne, I could download at around 600kb/sec = around 5mbps which was ok, When we moved here in November we got around 300kb/sec = 2.4mbps which was still ok. Just happy to get adsl, given we're at the end of a valley around 10km from the exchange. Speed slowly dropped to around 150kb/sec = 1.2mbps around a month ago and for the last couple of weeks is dropped to a ludicrous 30/40kbps. I can only assume the problem is contention ratio, with more people being connected to the exchange, but telstra obviously having no interest in upgrading the infrastructure (seemingly now due to the fact that the nbn rollout is underway in the area.) I have a wireless dongle for when we go for weekends away and the wireless dongle is now faster than the ADSL2! I'm not bothered about blazing fast speed, just something fast enough to support skype video calls etc (which is an impossibility at the moment) and I'm sure the kids will be happy, as we're forever having to tell them to come off the Internet as it makes it impossible for us to work if they're on the internet at the moment, due to poor speed.
  4. Ktee

    Ktee Administrator

    Lol Rob was telling me he was jealous of your speed, I wondered what he was on about, now I know x

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