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Re: NBN. What is your experience so far.
« Reply #475 on: September 24, 2020, 07:12:29 PM »
I noticed 2 new towers along the Eastlink today, one near the freight depot, and one further along ... wondering if they are for this.

5G uses small cells, you're more likely to see them on power poles etc. than new towers. There are also many more cells required due to the spectrum they use, it's not just a retrofit of existing 4G towers.
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Re: NBN. What is your experience so far.
« Reply #476 on: September 25, 2020, 06:37:46 AM »
We have 5G now in Farkaway, tower only 800m away so service is super, all we need now is a better plan from Telstra ans i will be happy. Optus just came out with an uncapped usage plan where I only get 200gig with Telstra a month.

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Re: NBN. What is your experience so far.
« Reply #477 on: September 25, 2020, 07:03:00 AM »
people still won't pay $150/m for FTTP now.

Yep, they're saying that they'll roll out fibre to everywhere, but only bring it into your house for free if you sign up to a big plan.

We're still only on 25/5 via HFC which suits us fine, so we won't be upgrading to high speed, either through cable or 5G.
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Re: NBN. What is your experience so far.
« Reply #478 on: September 25, 2020, 07:29:29 AM »
i'm on the record saying that the original NBN plan of FTTP to as much of australia as it could go, was the right way to go...

but it makes me chuckle that Labor has the temerity to insist that their $45 billion costing was accurate and would have been followed all the way to completion.

there is no way that the original NBN rollout (under Labor) was going to run on time and on budget.

no government (whatever persuasion) would have been able to achieve that.

as an FTTN user (who wishes he had FTTP), i'm more than OK with a FTTP rollout and user's decide if they want/need it in their house.

as long as other technologies (5G, Fixed Wireless, etc) are also bolstered (and not half-arsed) to regional areas.

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Re: NBN. What is your experience so far.
« Reply #479 on: September 25, 2020, 09:06:26 AM »
i'm on the record saying that the original NBN plan of FTTP to as much of australia as it could go, was the right way to go...




as long as other technologies (5G, Fixed Wireless, etc) are also bolstered (and not half-arsed) to regional areas.

My suburb was the first in Vic to get FTTP [about 2013]and  it was the ducks guts on the 100 plan.
Now in regional Vic and I have nothing but a wifi modem. >:D

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Re: NBN. What is your experience so far.
« Reply #480 on: September 25, 2020, 12:02:34 PM »
Is it a problem with the NBN or a problem with your wifi?

Not sure, everything seems working but the wifi drops out regularly.
Have to monitor it but very hard as I am not home when it happens.
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Re: NBN. What is your experience so far.
« Reply #481 on: September 25, 2020, 06:23:23 PM »
Not sure, everything seems working but the wifi drops out regularly.
Have to monitor it but very hard as I am not home when it happens.

Being a total tech numb nuts, it gives me the royal chits, when I can't activate the cast to TV via WiFi and that's what is happening now!  >:D

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Re: NBN. What is your experience so far.
« Reply #482 on: September 26, 2020, 07:58:45 AM »
Fancy that, throw some private enterprise competition into the mix and the consumer is the winner.
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Re: NBN. What is your experience so far.
« Reply #483 on: November 02, 2020, 01:22:32 PM »
Not all doom and gloom.
Came home yesterday (Sunday) after week away to find my internet not working.
Rang the ISP (iiNet) early evening and they diagnosed  a line fault and would report it.
Had a call from NBN tech 0710 today (Monday), he was here by 0745 and spent a couple of hours ginning around with outside line in the green box and my pit and my inside connection.
He recommended I replace the the old Telstra internal wiring but if I don't want to watch movies or deal in lots of data  it's no big deal.
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Re: NBN. What is your experience so far.
« Reply #484 on: December 08, 2020, 01:45:43 PM »
Not directly NBN, but a speed test on my shiny new 5g pixel 5. Not bad!

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Re: NBN. What is your experience so far.
« Reply #485 on: December 08, 2020, 01:53:47 PM »
Not directly NBN, but a speed test on my shiny new 5g pixel 5. Not bad!

nice... distance to tower?

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« Reply #486 on: December 08, 2020, 02:09:06 PM »
Sitting in the man cave getting this.

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Re: NBN. What is your experience so far.
« Reply #487 on: December 08, 2020, 04:43:39 PM »
Bloody speed demons!! You'll hurt someone running those numbers. Me? I prefer to run at a sedately

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Re: NBN. What is your experience so far.
« Reply #488 on: December 08, 2020, 05:20:50 PM »
Both Telstra services, one is cable, the other is 4g direct from the phone

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Re: NBN. What is your experience so far.
« Reply #489 on: December 08, 2020, 07:04:58 PM »
nice... distance to tower?

About 1km by the look of it at, although not easy to find their location.

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Re: NBN. What is your experience so far.
« Reply #490 on: December 08, 2020, 07:33:51 PM »
About 1km by the look of it at, although not easy to find their location.
Not too shabby...


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« Reply #491 on: December 09, 2020, 05:11:16 AM »
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« Reply #492 on: December 14, 2020, 08:17:53 PM »

TPG Brisbane
Peak time download can drop to 85-90
But uploading is pretty constant 36-40 at any time


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Re: NBN. What is your experience so far.
« Reply #493 on: January 19, 2021, 11:34:12 AM »
Where I am at the moment in Pimama (Pimp my ma) I have FTTP at a sedate 120M
Moving to Kingaroy soon and will have to line all the crows up to get a signal on the Fixed Wireless. If they move I guess I get a dropout.
Had fixed wireless at South Maclean (Jimboomba) and was pretty good though there was a low contention ratio on my tower. Not optimistic it will be as good up there.
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Re: NBN. What is your experience so far.
« Reply #494 on: January 29, 2021, 01:24:44 PM »
Well the NBN has finally arrived in Dunolly, a phone call to Aussie Broadband and 6 days later had the fixed wireless dish installed, used my own Nighthawk and on the 75/20/unlimited  plan very happy with the speed. [750 m from the tower]
This test done with a torrent working in the background.




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« Reply #495 on: January 29, 2021, 02:44:58 PM »
Well the NBN has finally arrived in Dunolly, a phone call to Aussie Broadband and 6 days later had the fixed wireless dish installed, used my own Nighthawk and on the 75/20/unlimited  plan very happy with the speed. [750 m from the tower]
This test done with a torrent working in the background.
I set my local rural fire brigade up with ABB FW in September last year on an 75/10 unlimited plan (don't think 75/20 exists) and we have been very happy with it.  We are right on the fringe of the tower coverage and still get at least 75mb down.   I however am still waiting for NBN to arrive!  When it does it will be FW as well.  We will also go with ABB when we get NBN.  Might pay a bit more but if I need technical support, I'll be able to speak to someone in Australia who speaks English well.  My current ISP has their call centre in the Philippines and when coveid hit, they just shut their call centre down.  When I finally got hold of them, she could barely string 2 words together.
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Re: NBN. What is your experience so far.
« Reply #496 on: April 10, 2021, 09:09:06 AM »


May be of interest to some?

Starlink is now available in limited supply in Australia! Initial beta service is available in parts of central Victoria and southern New South Wales.

Users can expect to see data speeds vary from 50Mb/s to 150Mb/s over the next several months as we enhance the Starlink system. There will also be brief periods of no connectivity at all.

To check availability for your location, visit starlink.com and re-enter your service address.

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« Reply #497 on: April 10, 2021, 05:25:19 PM »
The guy at Harvey Norman was raving about that new Starlink stuff when I was in getting a new 4TB backup drive a few weeks ago.

With the NBN dropping us off their maps and all of the other providers ignoring regional areas, it looks like Elon’s new venture will be the only option for me to get a decent internet connection.

I had a half-assed look for this thread the other day to post up this news article that I stumbled across, now that it’s been brought to the top of the list I might as well share it.

https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2021/04/nbn-australia-8-years-later-status/

“The NBN reality 8 years on;

In its strategy, the Coalition claimed its NBN would require funding of $29.5 billion but this figure actually turned out to be closer to $51 billion.

When it comes to speed, the government predicted in the 2013 plan that the most adopted speed would be a 12 Mbps plan. However, ACCC data from December shows that this is actually the least adopted plan, and an NBN Co spokesperson told Gizmodo Australia that more than 70% of customers have taken up internet plans with download speeds of 50 Mbps or more. This exceeds the expectations of a 12 Mbps achievement.

That being said, while the NBN rollout has connected millions of homes to faster internet, itNews reported that at least 2% of homes are still unable to connect to the now minimum 25 Mbps peak download speeds.”


So as one of those lucky 2% of Australians that don’t have any option for a half decent internet connection, I personally can’t wait for Elon to fire up his fleet of satellites and fix this...

Today’s effort from Telstra, the speed test gave up trying to get an upload speed.... :( :( :(


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« Reply #498 on: April 10, 2021, 05:28:56 PM »
The guy at Harvey Norman was raving about that new Starlink stuff when I was in getting a new 4TB backup drive a few weeks ago.

With the NBN dropping us off their maps and all of the other providers ignoring regional areas, it looks like Elon’s new venture will be the only option for me to get a decent internet connection.

I had a half-assed look for this thread the other day to post up this news article that I stumbled across, now that it’s been brought to the top of the list I might as well share it.

https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2021/04/nbn-australia-8-years-later-status/

“The NBN reality 8 years on;

In its strategy, the Coalition claimed its NBN would require funding of $29.5 billion but this figure actually turned out to be closer to $51 billion.

When it comes to speed, the government predicted in the 2013 plan that the most adopted speed would be a 12 Mbps plan. However, ACCC data from December shows that this is actually the least adopted plan, and an NBN Co spokesperson told Gizmodo Australia that more than 70% of customers have taken up internet plans with download speeds of 50 Mbps or more. This exceeds the expectations of a 12 Mbps achievement.

That being said, while the NBN rollout has connected millions of homes to faster internet, itNews reported that at least 2% of homes are still unable to connect to the now minimum 25 Mbps peak download speeds.”


So as one of those lucky 2% of Australians that don’t have any option for a half decent internet connection, I personally can’t wait for Elon to fire up his fleet of satellites and fix this...

Today’s effort from Telstra, the speed test gave up trying to get an upload speed.... :( :( :(



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« Reply #499 on: April 10, 2021, 07:48:30 PM »


Good that it’s available but jeez, it’s pricey
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