[LINK] The farce that is Telstra

Scott Howard scott at doc.net.au
Sun Jun 29 18:01:14 AEST 2008

I'm presuming you've on the Belconnen exchange?

Belconnen exchange currently has a total of around 2,300 free Telstra ADSL
ports.  Most likely you are actually connected to a RIM, and that RIM has no
free ports (there are a number in Belconnen like that).

A number of other providers also have DSLAMS in Belconnen, but being on a
RIM you're probably out of lucky there too.

Depending on the setup in your local area it may be possible to get off the
RIM - Google will give you no end of ideas on how to go about doing that.


On Sat, Jun 28, 2008 at 12:04 AM, Bernard Robertson-Dunn <brd at iimetro.com.au>

> I have just moved back to Canberra (again)
> I am renting a five year old house in Bruce, about 15 Km north of
> parliament house.
> Yesterday I tried to get Telstra ADSL activated at the new address,
> having previously checked that ADSL was available at the exchange and at
> my number.
> I was gob smacked when Telstra informed me that they had no spare ADSL
> ports at my local exchange and that this is unlikely to change in the
> next six month.
> The only Telstra option I now have is dialup. They did offer me a
> wireless modem connection but that is not compatible with my home LAN.
> I am now looking at alternatives and as soon as I get it sorted out I
> will be canceling my Telstra landline, mobile phone, Foxtel and Bigpond
> accounts and selling my few Telstra shares.
> If Australia thinks it has a first class telecommunications network when
> its largest service provider cannot deliver at least ADSL in the middle
> of its capital city, then I think it is fooling itself.
> --
> Regards
> brd
> Bernard Robertson-Dunn
> Canberra Australia
> brd at iimetro.com.au
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