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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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« 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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« 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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« 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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« 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.
Gotta be happy with that. Wait longer for a plumber.