[LINK] ADSL woes
karl at karl.net.au
Sun Jun 13 17:53:32 EST 2004
>I was going to shift to ADSL soon, but much to my disappointment I
>found out that because my housing estate has fiber to the
>substation, then copper to the house, ADSL is not an option. The
>guy from Telstra told me two ADSL options:
>1) ask for a transposition, which I think means the line would be
>changed to straight-through copper IF there was a line available in
>my substation and takes a minimum 6 weeks even if it is available
>2) Telstra is trialling a new tech solution in ACT, NSW and Brisbane
>that bridges across the fibre network and eliminates this problem.
>He had no news on the timeframe for this trialling.
>and one cable option which is too expensive and is a lock in for a
>Questions for link:
>- Has anyone done the first option with an ADSL reseller and succeeded?
>- Does anyone have any inside info re the Telstra trials of this new
>tech and when it may be available?
as a supplier of ADSL services, we find that transposition requests
are usually quite effective. They usually have the side-effect of
improving modem performance on your line too (sometimes the
opposite). There's nothing really to be lost by trying this route.
The new technology stuff - minimux cards for RIMs - appears to be
working for our customers, although we have had a few customers
where they had the ADSL connected and not working for up to two
months - it looks like they have some more ironing out of teething
troubles before they deploy thhe minimux cards widely.
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