[LINK] NBN woes in Toowoomba 'caused by excess demand'

Paul Brooks pbrooks-link at layer10.com.au
Sat Oct 31 17:00:37 AEDT 2015

It isn't the NBN fibre component that is the cause of the problem, this is clear in
the article. It is the backhaul link outside the NBN, from the POI to the ISP, 
becoming congested and not being increased by the ISP in a timely manner in line with
the increased customer traffic. It wouldn't matter what technology the customers of
that ISP from that POI were on - fibre, wireless, or satellite, they would be seeing
the same congestion problems.

This is no different to the myriad of exchanges where the backhaul links into the
exchange-based DSLAM network become full, for ADSL-type services, on the old platform.

On 31/10/2015 1:50 PM, David Boxall wrote:
> Even fibre isn't adequately provisioned, it seems.
> <http://www.thechronicle.com.au/news/too-many-clients-causing-slow-internet-connection/2825192/>
>> The resident, who declined to be named, signed on to the new fibre 
>> optic system when it was first installed in his suburb about a year 
>> ago and enjoyed a faster connection for a few months.
>> But as more customers signed on, his internet speeds began to slow to 
>> the point where the service drops out completely.

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