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Offline Steffo1

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Re: NBN. What is your experience so far.
« Reply #400 on: July 16, 2019, 01:59:50 PM »
I had to swap to NBN 2 weeks ago - they were about to cut me off so I had no choice.

Reading all the horror stories, I was worried a little.

Got home from work one day and I had no internet - I had been plugged into the node. Plugged the new nbn router in and had NBN internet up and running in a matter of minutes.

It took a few days for my voip to come good, but so far, so good - no drama whatsoever (touches one's noggin)

supposedly, I am 500 odd meters from the node, so I expected some degredation in speed.

To be perfectly honest, I cant notice any speed difference over my adsl2+, but I'm not downloading anything. My next youtube upload will be interesting to see - they take me 10-12 hours or so to upload.

Wish I did the speed test on the adls2+ prior to cut off.

I'm on the NBN50 plan, so the speed test result is pretty good I reckon??

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Re: NBN. What is your experience so far.
« Reply #401 on: July 16, 2019, 02:05:42 PM »
We have fixed wireless at our house and while its fine during the day it is very poor during peak times.

Apparently there is a tower upgrade happening in the first quarter of next year to fix the congestion, or so Telstra tell me.

What I am wondering, is if I was to go to another Internet provider besides Telstra would I still have the same congestion issues?? Do other suppliers use the same nbn towers as Telstra would be using? This is in a Rural area not a large city.

you may not have the same issues, depending on what is causing the congestion...

it's either too much traffic through the 'pipe', in which case, a provider change will probably be of no real help...

or, it's that your provider hasn't purchased enough CVC to handle the traffic... in which case, a provider change may help...

my provider (aussie broadband) actually publishes it's CVC usage graphs (which most providers don't do)...

this gives you an idea of how close they are to 'topping out' on their CVC...

https://ct.id.au/abb-cvc/

for example, change the POI to Mackay, and change the Range to a week and you can see how the downloads and uploads compare to aussie's purchased CVC limit (in red)

makes for interesting reading...

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Re: NBN. What is your experience so far.
« Reply #402 on: July 16, 2019, 02:13:00 PM »
We have fixed wireless at our house and while its fine during the day it is very poor during peak times.

Apparently there is a tower upgrade happening in the first quarter of next year to fix the congestion, or so Telstra tell me.

What I am wondering, is if I was to go to another Internet provider besides Telstra would I still have the same congestion issues?? Do other suppliers use the same nbn towers as Telstra would be using? This is in a Rural area not a large city.
Usually congestion is caused by lack of backhaul capacity from the tower back to the Major node in your region. Backhaul is mostly all the providers aggregated into one pipe from the tower to the Node so if there is limited capacity then you have limited speed to your place. Even though your last mile is capable of more speed you won't get it.
From the tower to your place you should be good as when the NBN installers put in fixed wireless they have to do a line of site check to the tower to confirm throughput. If it fails they usually won't pass the install and it goes no further. Initial fixed wireless was also limited to 24M which was a hardware limit. They have been busy swapping that out to newer stuff that has a theoretical limit of 100M but ceilinged to 50M usually.
I have been out of the game for a while but still have a mate who is a fixed wireless installer in the bush. He updates me on happenings every now and then.
So in answer to your initial question, if you did change providers you most likely will get the same speed as you will be using the same equipment back to the major Node.
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