[LINK] The history and issues around broadband in the Gungahlin area

Bernard Robertson-Dunn brd at iimetro.com.au
Sun May 2 14:34:49 AEST 2010

On 25/04/2010 11:57 AM, Bernard Robertson-Dunn wrote:
> Anyway I've now moved to Nicholls, which is in the Gunghalin area. I
> rang iinet on Friday last week to see if I could get ADSL2. They were
> very helpful but told me all I could expect was ADSL which I'm about to
> order.  I'm now not sure I can even expect that.

FYI, I now have ADSL from iinet. I've already got ADSL gear from when I 
was in Sydney so I went for a monthly plan.

I've signed up to 40GB + 40GB, up to 8000k/384k at $79.95 per month. I 
doubt I'll use the quota, but I thought I'd go for the speed.

Although it says up to 8MByte/Sec, using www.speedtest.net I usually get 
about 1Mbit/sec and occasionally up to 2.2Mbit/sec. Downloading podcasts 
from the ABC I get about 20KByte/sec (about 160Kbit/sec). All a bit 
pathetic really and streaming video is out of the question.

It's not as fast at the Optus wireless broadband, but (so far) the 
connection has not dropped out for minutes at a time during peak times 
so there may be some benefit.

As has been said before - Gunghalin is slow and expensive.



Bernard Robertson-Dunn
Canberra Australia
brd at iimetro.com.au

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